Arab League stance on Iran ´worthless´, says Tehran

Nov 21, 2017, 00:52
Arab League stance on Iran ´worthless´, says Tehran

Mr Hariri's visit to Egypt comes after the emergency meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo, where they discussed ways to combat Iranian interference in Arab affairs.

Addressing a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said the pan-Arab organization needed to take a decision to be "non-compromising" in dealing with Iran.

"We are obliged today to take a serious and honest counter these belligerent policies", he added.

He reportedly alleged that "Iran's biggest arm in the region at the moment is the terrorist [Hizballah] arm".

Syria is another battlefield of the proxy conflict between Shiite Iran and Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia; Riyadh has been supporting groups fighting forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Monday his Iran-backed group had not sent any weapons to Yemen and categorically denied that it was behind the firing of a ballistic missile that was launched at Riyadh from territory held by Yemeni Houthi rebels.

Speaking before Al-Jubeir at the 20-minute session broadcast live, Aboul-Gheit, the Arab league chief, was just as critical of Iran as the Saudi minister.

"We say it in clear terms that Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss".

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"The Lebanese Republic, in spite of our relations with it as a brotherly Arab nation, is under the total control of this terrorist party", Bahrain's Sheikh Ahmed said, referring to Hizbollah.

Earlier in the day, Iran's foreign Minister Javad Zarif told state media in Antalya, a Turkish resort city, on the sidelines of a meeting with his Russian and Trukish counterparts, "Unfortunately countries like the Saudi regime are pursuing divisions and creating differences and because of this they don't see any results other than divisions".

Lebanese foreign minister Gebran Bassil -a member of the Hizbollah-allied Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese president's son-in-law - did not attend the Cairo meeting.

He said that Jordan considers the security of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain part of Jordan's security.

Recently BBC has carried an investigation on how USA and its allies shifted Daesh terrorists from Raqqa, Syria and the way they didn't allow Russian Federation to bomb the fleeing terrorists from Raqqa. Israel had also admitted providing medical support to the "civilians" injured in Syria.

"Stopping them requires a joint Arab policy".

"Immediate and effective solutions are needed against recent Iranian intervention in the region", he said.