The Council of Ministers on Tuesday slammed Iran for its irresponsible behavior in handling coronavirus cases and thus undermining international efforts to combat coronavirus.

“Iran bears direct responsibility for the outbreak of corona infection,” said the weekly session of the Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Minister of Commerce and Acting Minister of Media Majed Al-Qasabi said in a statement to Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet condemned Iran’s irresponsible behavior of facilitating the entry of Saudi citizens to its territory without stamping their passports at the time when new coronavirus is spreading.

“This is dangerous to health and thus posing a threat to human safety and undermines international efforts to combat the virus,” the statement said.

The Cabinet affirmed that the measures taken in the Qatif governorate in the Eastern Province are temporary and that come within the framework of precautionary measures to prevent the transmission of infection as well as to enable the concerned health authorities to provide the best medical care to citizens and expatriates.

The Council lauded the cooperation extended by all and their response to these preventive measures to ensure their safety.

Source » saudi gazette