Saudi king slams Iranian meddling in Arab states

Syria, Iran to dominate Arab League summit

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, on Sunday slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for an annual gathering.

Saudi King Salman told leaders from across the 22-member Arab League that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region.

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia:Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's interference in the region and lashed out at the United States over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

But today's Arab summit in Saudi Arabia is worth keeping an eye on.

The gathering comes as America, Britain and France yesterday launched a coordinated airstrike in Syria to punish the regime for a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 70 people.

On Sunday, Jubeir commented on the statement adopted at the summit, saying that the Arab League condemned the use of chemical weapons by Syrian authorities, however the released text of the document does not include the statement.

The summit also issued the "Dhahran Declaration" which brought the viewpoint of the Arab leaders on the issues related to the region.

Topping the list of issues to be discussed are the Palestinian issue and financial support for Palestine, the crisis in Yemen, the Syrian conflict and Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the Arab states, among others.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said, "it is not just the issue of Arabs, but an issue of rightness against force".

At the start of the meeting, Aboul-Gheit lamented a lack of consensus among Arab states on regional security.

King Salman says that Saudi Arabia rejects United States decision to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Despite the monarch's stern words of condemnation, Saudi Arabia has strengthened ties with Washington under the President Donald Trump's administration.

According to Saudi Arabia's Minister for Foriegn Affairs, Adel Al-jubeir, the top agenda of the conference will be Palestinian status.

"The fact that we have very strong ties with the USA over history, and the Trump administration in particular, is a positive factor, not a negative factor in trying to help guide them towards a positive engagement in the Middle East", al-Jubeir told reporters after the talks.

But King Salman avoided any mention of Syria in his address, as a seat marked "Syrian Arab Republic" sat empty in the hall.

Tensions have eased slightly in recent months but Qatar still only sent its representative to the Arab League to the Dhahran summit.

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