Lebanon, Iraq Back Iran at Arab League Meeting

Lebanon, Iraq Back Iran at Arab League Meeting

Lebanon, Iraq Back Iran at Arab League Meeting

The summit opened in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran as tensions with Iran and wars in Syria and Yemen threaten stability across the region.

King Salman named the current Arab League Summit the "Jerusalem Summit" to remind everyone around the world that Palestine is engraved in the conscience of the Arab people.

In his opening speech at the Arab League summit, Salman also criticised the USA decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem but avoided any mention of Syria, just 24 hours after Western strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qayid, founding member of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), said Saturday's airstrikes are "largely welcomed by Western and Arab nations, which condemn (the regime's) crimes against humanity by repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians".

His Majesty will also lead Jordan's delegation to the summit.

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The Russian leader warned against "ill-considered and risky actions ... that would have consequences beyond conjecture". He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for global law".

"The Palestinian case is our priority and will remain so until all the Palestinians gain their rights", he said, stressing that East Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.

"Bahrain always appreciates your courageous stances in its support, and in rejection and condemnation of external interference that affects the internal affairs of our country, and which we are working on repelling and defeating", HM the King added.

"We renew our optimism of the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his great efforts to ensure a strong Arab role, a unified position and a clear message that the global community understands, appreciates and responds to", HM the King added.

"Saudi Arabia is going to push for a much harsher stance on Iran - not necessarily on the nuclear dossier per se, but on Iranian influence in the Arab countries, particularly Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen", said Karim Bitar of the Paris-based Institute of worldwide and Strategic Affairs.

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