Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount


#Cairo: Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was “full of lies” and the product of Saudi “pressure and propaganda.”
The meeting in the Egyptian capital on Sunday comes amid escalated political tensions between Riyadh on the one hand, and Tehran and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement on the other.
Saudi is set to discuss “the act of aggression by the Houthi militias of Iran in Yemen” after Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile towards Riyadh on November 4, according to a memorandum distributed by the league’s general secretariat, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, to member states, Bahrain has also accused Iran of being responsible for blowing up its oil pipelines.

FM: Saudi Arabia won’t remain silent on Iran’s aggression, Kuwait renews denouncement of recent attacks on Riyadh, Bahrain


Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Sunday Saudi Arabia would not remain silent against “Iran’s blatant aggression,” and would defend itself to guarantee safety and security of its people.
Al-Jubeir, addressing an urgent Arab Foreign Ministers’ meeting over Iranian interference in Arab affairs, urged Arab countries to address “Iran’s hostile policies.”
Al-Jubeir said the missiles fired by the Houthis in Yemen against the Saudi capital, Riyadh, was part of Iran’s repeated assault against Saudi Arabia.
Iran’s aggression are carried out through its proxies against the Arab countries, noted Al-Jubeir.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah renewed on Sunday Kuwait’s condemnation of the ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain.
This came in Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled’s speech during an emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers, upon a request by Saudi Arabia. The State of Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain have supported the Saudi request.
The Kuwaiti minister affirmed that his country stands fully in solidarity with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in all measures taken to maintain their security and stability.