During an extraordinary BRICS summit hosted by South Africa, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a compelling plea on Tuesday. He urged all nations, particularly those in the BRICS group—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—to immediately cease weapon exports to Israel amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.
This virtual meeting aimed at formulating a collective response to the crisis took an urgent turn as MBS stressed the critical need for a global arms embargo on Israel.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reiterated Saudi Arabia’s firm position during the summit, demanding the initiation of a serious and comprehensive peace process. He called for the establishment of a Palestinian state along the borders of 1967, emphasizing that the Kingdom’s stance remains constant and unwavering.
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MBS underscored that the key to achieving security and stability in Palestine lies in implementing international decisions related to the two-state solution. Riyadh’s recent inclusion in the BRICS bloc has given the Kingdom a platform to amplify its calls for global solidarity in addressing the Israel-Hamas conflict.
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Expressing unequivocal rejection of Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman demanded an immediate halt to what he described as “brutal crimes” unfolding in Gaza.
MBS emphasized the urgency of collective efforts to put an end to the violence and condemned the forced displacement of Palestinians. He called for a united front to prevent the worsening of humanitarian conditions in the enclave, highlighting Saudi Arabia’s tireless efforts to protect civilians in Gaza since the conflict erupted on October 7.
The summit discussions gained intensity as the Crown Prince underscored the gravity of the situation, with the death toll reaching alarming numbers, particularly among civilians and children, and the need for swift international action.