Arab League to hold emergency meeting on ‘Iran violations’ at Saudi request

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Arab League to hold emergency meeting on ‘Iran violations’ at Saudi request

Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit attends the Arab Foreign Ministers extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in Jerusalem, in Cairo, Egypt July 27, 2017. (Reuters)

AgenciesSunday, 19 November 2017

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The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc.

Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League members Qatar and Lebanon.

According to the memo, the Saudi request was based on a missile the kingdom says its air defenses intercepted near Riyadh after being fired from Yemen on November 4.

In its request for the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, Saudi Arabia referred to those two incidents “in addition to the violations committed by Iran in the Arab region, which undermines security and peace, not only in the Arab region, but around the globe,” according to the memo.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/11/19/Arab-League-to-hold-emergency-meeting-on-Iranian-violations-.html
 

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