Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia leads Arab nations in condemning Iran, Hezbollah

Bahrain's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, said the Iranian-backed Hezbollah is "Iran's biggest arm in the region at the moment" and is in "total control" of Lebanon.

He said that "Iranian threats have gone beyond all limits and pushed the region into a unsafe abyss", but gave no details on how Arab states intend to counteract Iran's regional activities.

Saudi Arabia yesterday asked fellow Arab nations to take a "serious and honest" stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on with its "aggression" and "meddling" in the internal affairs of Arab countries, the Associate Press reported yesterday.

This latest flare up between Saudi Arabia and Iran was sparked by a November 4 incident in which Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh's global airport.

"We want to hold countries where Hezbollah is a partner in government responsible, specifically Lebanon".

In addition to the attempted missile strike, which was repelled by Riyadh's anti-missile defense system, the draft resolution notes the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain as another example of Iranian efforts to undermine regional security.

Saudi Arabia has accused Tehran of involvement in the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh this month by Yemen's Iran-allied rebels. Saudi Arabia called it an Iranian aggression against its territory.

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari also did not attend the meeting. The draft also blamed the Shiite group of supporting "terrorist groups" across the region and supplying them with weapons, including ballistic missiles.

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 say it in clear terms that Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss". President Michel Aoun, has refused to accept Hariri's resignation and accused Saudi Arabia of holding him against his will. Hariri and Saudi Arabia deny the allegations.

Recently BBC has carried an investigation on how U.S. 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.

Hizbollah, which was formed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and still receives financial and militarily assistance from Tehran, fought Israel's occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s.

Nasrallah added that the fall of Boukamal did not mean the end of the fight against IS.

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