Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet on Monday afternoon at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.
At the outset of the meeting, the Crown Prince welcomed Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Advisor and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and wished him success. The Cabinet also congratulated Prince Muqrin bin Abdul-Aziz on the royal trust in appointing him as the Second Deputy Premier,asking Allah Almighty to help and guide him.
The Cabinet, then, reviewed the latest developments in the region and the world. It commended the international conference of donors to support the humanitarian situation in Syria and the efforts of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, for holding the conference and its outcome of generous contributions that would alleviate the human sufferings and the tragic situation of the Syrian people.
The Cabinet condemned the Israeli attack on the Syrian territory as a flagrant violation of the territory and sovereignty of an Arab state and a violation of the Charter of the United Nations, the norms of international law and Security Council resolutions.
The Cabinet welcomed the appeal by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain for national dialogue with all components of the Bahraini society, expressing hope that this dialogue will contribute to ensuring and strengthening the national unity and maintaining Bahrain's sovereignty and resources for the benefit and welfare of all its citizens.
The Cabinet also welcomed the report issued by the international committee formed by the World Council for Human Rights on Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories, and considered it a legal document clearly condemning the Israeli occupation and documenting its contrary to human rights practices.