Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz launched an attack on Iran in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, calling for a firm international stance that would ensure “a radical treatment of the Iranian regime’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction.”
King Salman bin Abdulaziz said: “Experiences with the Iranian regime have taught us that partial solutions and attempts to appease have not stopped its threats to international peace and security.”
On the other hand, he expressed his support for the efforts made by the current US administration to “establish peace in the Middle East by sitting the Palestinian and Israeli sides at the negotiating table.”
The Saudi King’s backing of the US and Israel comes despite his position in Islam as the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”, a title which denotes his supposed position of respect and responsibility to all Muslims through control and defense of the Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām, “The Sacred Mosque” in Mecca and Al-Masjid an-Nabawī in Medina.
The hypocricical comments also come following reports in the press this past week that Saudi Arabia now possesses enough enriched uranium to produce nuclear fuel and weapons.