Saudi Arabia and Oman said on Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear and missile system must be dealt with seriously if the war in Yemen is to stop, The National News reported.
The war in Yemen started after Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa, forcing President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi to leave for Aden and later move to Riyadh.
“The two sides affirmed their views on continuing their efforts to find a comprehensive political solution to the Yemeni crisis based on the Gulf initiative, UN resolutions and the initiative of Saudi Arabia to end the war and alleviate humanitarian suffering,” Saudi Arabia and Oman said in a joint statement.
On the Islamic Republic of Iran, the two countries said: “It is necessary to co-operate and seriously deal with the Iranian nuclear and missile file in a way that contributes to achieving regional and international security and stability.”
Saudi Arabia and Oman suggested that this can be done through “the principles of good neighbourliness, respecting UN resolutions and international legitimacy, and sparing the region from its destabilising activities,” the statement said.