Egypt: Iran under fire at emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers held an emergency meeting Cairo on Sunday to discuss “violations” made by Iran in undermining peace in the region. The move comes amid simmering tension in the Middle East and questions over the role of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused Iran of providing ballistic missiles in the Yemen war “in violation of... Еще Security Council Resolution 2231 of 2015.” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa condemned Hezbollah as being “Iran’s largest arm in the region.” He also blamed Iran for an oil pipeline explosion in Bahrain and called on a “joint Arab action” to ensure “Arab national security.” The ministers also said they planned to inform the UN Security Council on Iran's policies in the region, with a view to submit an anti-Iran Arab resolution later on. The meeting in Cairo came at a time of escalating tensions between regional adversaries Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and Shi’a Iran, over the Yemeni war and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation in Riyadh on November 4. The Lebanese foreign minister did not attend the meeting. Tehran denied any involvement in supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen, as well as in provoking the Bahraini pipeline explosion.

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