Saudi Minister Says Arabs Should Stand Up to Iran
Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister urged Arabs today stand up against the Iranian regime’s ambitions in the region.
The Daily Times reported:
Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs urged Arabs on Tuesday to stand up to Persian Iran’s ambitions in the region, including its nuclear programme.
Prince Saud Al-Faisal told a meeting of Arab foreign ministers that non-Arab countries should not interfere in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories – all places where Iran had been accused of supporting militants. Saud stressed that the resolution of disputes among Arabs depended on “a unified and a joint vision” in dealing with the “Iranian challenge in regard to the Arabian Gulf security and the nuclear issue”. His remarks came a day after he and his Arab counterparts had expressed their concerns about the growing influence of Shia Iran to United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The ministers and Clinton met on the sidelines of an international conference in Egypt on Monday that raised $5.2 billion in pledges to rebuild the devastated Gaza Strip. ap