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PRINCE NAIF ADDRESSES PRESS CONFERENCE IN TEHRAN
Tehran, 18th Apr 2001

    PRINCE NAIF BIN ABDULAZIZ, THE INTERIOR MINISTER, HAS REITERATED THAT THE SECURITY AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIMS AT REALIZATION OF JOINT SECURITY.

'THE SECURITY AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES ALSO A FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION IN THE VARIOUS SPHERES IN A MANNER THAT SERVES COMMON INTERESTS,' PRINCE NAIF SAID.

ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE ALONG WITH IRANIAN INTERIOR MINISTER ABDEL-WAHID MOUSAWI LARRY, HERE ON TUESDAY EVENING, ALONG WITH HIS IRANIAN COUNTERPART ABDEL-WAHID MOUSAWI LARRY, PRINCE NAIF SAID 'THE AGREEMENT STIPULATES COMBATING ALL FORMS OF CRIME, DRUGS, TERRORISM AND MONEY LAUNDERING.'

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF GRANTING THE AGREEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY PERSPECTIVE IN THE LIGHT OF THE CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION, PRINCE NAIF SAID 'THE COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY PERSPECTIVE WAS REVIEWED WITH THE IRANIAN BRETHREN.

MOREOVER, THE TWO SIDES HAVE AGREED TO WORK FOR REALIZATION OF SECURITY AND TO CONSIDER THE SECURITY OF THE KINGDOM AS THE SECURITY OF IRAN AND THE VICE VERSA.'

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION IF THE IRAQI THREATS TO KUWAIT WERE REVIEWED WITH THE IRANIAN OFFICIALS, PRINCE NAIF SAID 'THIS MATTER CONCERNS THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA WHICH NEVER TOLERATES ANY FORM OF THREAT TO KUWAIT.

OUR BROTHERS IN IRAN SUPPORT US IN THIS RESPECT AND THEY ARE KEEN TO END THIS EXISTING SITUATION.

HOWEVER, THEY DO UNDERSTAND THE EXISTING SITUATION IN KUWAIT AND THE STANCE OF THE KINGDOM IN THIS REGARD.'

ON THE IMPACT OF THE SAUD-IRANIAN SECURITY AGREEMENT ON THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION AND ON THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE, PRINCE NAIF SAID 'AS REGARDS THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION, I AM CERTAIN THAT THEY WILL WELCOME THE AGREEMENT BECAUSE IT WILL SERVE THE INTERESTS OF ALL.'

REFERRING TO THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE, PRINCE NAIF SAID 'THE SAUDIS AND IRANIANS DO SUPPORT THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE. THEY ARE KEEN ON REGAINING THE LEGITIMATE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIANS, NOTABLY AL-QUDUS,' HE ADDED.

PRINCE NAIF UNDERSCORED THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EFFECTIVE AND INTEGRATED ARAB AND ISLAMIC STANCE FOR ENDING THE ISRAELI INTRANSIGENCE AND REITERATED THE KINGDOM'S CONDEMNATION OF THE ISRAELI AGGRESSION ON THE LEBANESE TERRITORIES AND THE SYRIAN MISSILES BASES.

PRINCE NAIF SAID HIS VISIT TO IRAN HAS GONE FAR BEYOND SIGNING A SECURITY AGREEMENT AND COVERED ALL PROBLEMS OF THE REGION, NOTABLY THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE AND OTHER ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

''IRAN IS CONCERNED WITH THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES AS WELL AS WITH THE ENTIRE SECURITY OF THE REGION', HE SAID.

PRINCE NAIF SAID HE HAD REVIEWED WITH IRANIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMMED KHATEMI THE SUFFERINGS OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE.

'THE SITUATION IN NORTH OF IRAQ IS DIFFERENT THAN THE SITUATION IN THE CENTRAL OR SOUTHERN IRAQ. IT IS HOPED THAT THE MASS MEDIA WILL SHOULDER ITS RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS RESPECT AND MAKE FACTS CLEARER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE ARAB WORLD AND IN THE ENTIRE WORLD,' HEADED.

THE IRAQI PEOPLE ARE PART OF THE ARAB AND MUSLIM NATION. WE PRAY TO THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH TO ENABLE IRAQ TO RESTORE ITS NORMAL STATUS IN THE ARAB WORLD AND TO FREE IRAQ FROM ITS SUFFERINGS AND ORDEAL,' PRINCE NAIF NOTED.

ON HIS PART, IRANIAN INTERIOR MINISTER ABDEL-WAHID MOUSAWI LARRY SAID THE SECURITY AGREEMENT, SIGNED BY THE KINGDOM AND IRAN, IS CONCERNED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERIOR MINISTRIES IN THE TWO COUNTRIES.

'HOWEVER, THE AGREEMENT HAS NOT DEALT WITH MATTERS THAT DO NOT CONCERN THE SAUDI AND IRANIAN INTERIOR MINISTRIES. THE IRANIAN INTERIOR MINISTER POINTED OUT THAT THE SECURITY AGREEMENT HAS PAVED THE WAY FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND WIDER COOPERATION BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN.

'THE SECURITY AGREEMENT INCLUDES ARTICLES PERTAINING TO COMBATING THE ORGANIZED CRIME, ECONOMIC CRIMES, DRUGS, SMUGGLING AND EXCHANGE OF SECURITY DATA,' HE NOTED.

'IT WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE REGION. MOREOVER, WE VIEW THE SECURITY OF THE KINGDOM AS THE SECURITY OF IRAN AND THE VICE VERSA,' LARRY SAID.

HE NOTED THAT THE IRANIAN LEADERSHIP, NOTABLY THE SUPREME LEADER OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION, HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUPPORT TO THE AGREEMENT.

'WITH THE GRACE OF THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH, WE WILL HAVE GENUINE COOPERATION WITH THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL ARTICLES OF THE AGREEMENT,' THE IRANIAN INTERIOR MINISTER SAID.

HE SAID THE IRANIAN SHOURA (CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL) WILL HONOR ALL ARTICLES OF THE AGREEMENT.

'THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN HAS BEEN PLAYING A POSITIVE ROLE IN THIS REGION TO ENHANCE THE PILLARS OF SECURITY AND CO-EXISTENCE,' HE SAID.

Source: SPA

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