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Arab League foreign ministers slam Iran's hostile acts

Arab League foreign ministers slam Iran's hostile acts

"This morning, a decision was taken that Lebanon would be presented by Antoine Azzam, the permanent representative to the Arab League", the source said.

Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, urged strong action by the Arab League against Iran.

Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran's growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran's Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a "terrorist organization".

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas rejected on Monday an Arab League resolution labelling Lebanon´s Hezbollah a terrorist organisation. He further said: "We want good-neighborly relations based on mutual respect, not strained relations that are threatened by interference in Arab affairs and expansionist agendas and pursuit of domination".

The Arab ministers held its meeting at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region.

Riyadh and Tehran have for decades stood on opposing sides of conflicts in the Middle East, including Yemen and Syria - where Iran-backed Hizbollah militiamen are fighting alongside forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.




After resigning, Hariri spent two more weeks in Saudi Arabia amid rumours he was under de facto house arrest there, before travelling to Paris on Saturday.

He even went on saying that missile which was sacked by Houthis towards Riyadh was "Iranian made" and called is as an "unacceptable Iranian message".

The Cairo meeting was not attended by Lebanese foreign minister Gerban Basil.

The Arab foreign ministers issued a statement at the end of its meeting on the sidelines of the Arab League's ad hoc meeting Sunday in which it condemned the Iranian regimes supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen, who in turn used the weapons against Saudi Arabia, according to Sky News. Both have denied any involvement in the incident. "The position that Lebanon's delegate to the Arab League took expresses a universal, national will", Aoun added.

Lebanon has been gripped by a political crisis since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his surprise resignation earlier this month while in Saudi Arabia, lambasting Iran and Hezbollah for destabilising his country.

In what is perhaps the only concrete measure, the ministers said Arab telecommunications satellites would ban Iranian-financed television stations for what they said was their fomenting of sectarian and ethnic tensions and because they posed a threat to Arab security.

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