The Arab Summit: A Critical Position on Iran
The final statement of the Arab summit stressed the solidarity and solidarity of Arab countries in the face of Iranian interventions, and that Saudi Arabia has every right to defend its territory, in the wake of attacks by a plane march by the Yemeni Houthi group on two pumping stations in Saudi Arabia this month.
The Arab summit condemned “terrorist acts targeting the two oil stations in the Kingdom and vessels in the UAE”, launching rockets from Yemeni territory against Saudi Arabia and condemning Iran’s foreign policy towards Yemen, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Syria.
He called on the Saudi monarch to take a firm stand to stop the Iranian escalation in the region.
King Salman also told the summit that the Palestinian issue “remains our first issue until the Palestinian people get their stolen rights and establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and the Arab peace initiative.”
Iraq announced its opposition to the final communiqué of the Arab emergency summit, pointing out that it did not participate in drafting.
“While Iraq reiterates its denunciation of any action that would target the security of the Kingdom and the security of our brothers in the Gulf, I would like to make it clear that we did not participate in the drafting of the final communiqué and Iraq records its objection to the final statement in its current wording, .
Sisi calls for reconsidering Arab defense mechanisms
For his part, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that the attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE an opportunity to reconsider the mechanisms of Arab defense.
“We, as Arabs, also have a responsibility to activate mechanisms of Arab cooperation in combating terrorism and to strengthen our own capabilities to confront them,” he said.
Abbas: We will not participate in Bahrain workshop
For his part, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinians would not participate “in the workshop called by the US administration in Manama.”
“We reject the replacement of the principle of land for peace with prosperity for peace. I would like to reiterate our absolute rejection of American attempts to overthrow international law and international legitimacy with the so-called century deal.”
Iraq warns of war
The head of Iraq, Barham Salih, told the summit that the regional and international crisis with Iran threatens to turn into a comprehensive war if not “improve” its administration and expressed the hope that the security of Iraq will not be targeted. The Iraqi president also called on neighbors and allies to support the stability of his country. Source