Saudi Arabia has welcomed international efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and to free the Gulf region from all types of weapons of mass destruction, Arab News reported.

During a cabinet meeting chaired by King Salman, ministers called for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran as it continues to supply the Houthis with modern weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles that are used to terrorize Yemenis and to deliberately and systematically target civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom.

According to acting minister of media Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, Riyadh supports the efforts of the UN envoy to Yemen to achieve a comprehensive ceasefire and begin a political process to end the war in Yemen.