Arab League condemns attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran

World Sunday 10/January/2016 21:13 PM
By: Times News Service
Arab League condemns attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran

Cairo: Arab League foreign ministers agreed at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to condemn the attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran and accused the Tehran government of failing to protect them.
In a closing statement distributed after the meeting, the Arab League also condemned the reported discovery by Bahrain of a militant group.
All members of the Arab League voted in favour of the statement, with the exception of Lebanon.
The statement did not agree on any specific joint measures but set up a smaller committee to keep up discussions of the crisis and consult on possible future actions.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia said its cutting of diplomatic and commercial ties with Iran was a first step and it could take more action, but did not expect the dispute to affect efforts to end the war in Syria.
Speaking at a news conference after an Arab League meeting, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said his country would discuss any potential further actions with its regional and international allies but gave no details on what those measures might involve.
Jubeir said some countries had offered to mediate but that required Iran to be serious about the efforts. "With regards to mediation, there are some states that have expressed their readiness to conduct this, but the important thing is seriousness with regards to the Iranian position," he said.