Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 June 2019

Arab League to hold 'emergency' meeting on Iran intervention

Saudi Arabia requested the meeting with the support of the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait

The foreign ministers of Arab League countries will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss ways to combat Iranian interference in the affairs of Arab countries, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

The meeting, which will be chaired by Djibouti foreign minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, was requested by Saudi Arabia with the support of the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait.

It comes two weeks after Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from Riyadh, criticising Iran's influence in his country. Saudi Arabia has also accused Iran of providing Yemen's Houthi rebels with missiles that have been used in attacks against the kingdom.


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