Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday (November 19th) at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, AFP reported.

Bahrain and the UAE supported the Saudi request, which also was approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, according to a memorandum shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday.

Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League members Qatar and Lebanon.

According to the memo, the Saudi request for an Arab League meeting was based on a missile fired from Yemen on November 4th that was intercepted by the kingdom’s air defences.

The Arab coalition battling alongside Yemen’s government has accused the Iran-backed Houthis (Ansarallah) of firing the missile.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman later accused Iran of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying the Houthis with ballistic missiles.

Iran has denied any involvement in the missile attack.

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