Iran Needs to Come with Viable Answers Instead of Simply Denying What the Entire World knows!
The Arab Summit which was convened in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia by King Salman bin Abdulaziz has rattled Tehran as the Arab nations gathered among rising tensions between Iran and the United States and its Arab allies. The emergency summit, which included representatives from Iran’s ally Qatar, took strong notice of Tehran’s meddling in the internal affairs of other countries aimed at disrupting regional peace. ‘Houthi militias have crossed the red line’, said the Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit. The summit took place at the al-Safa Palace in Mecca with numerous Arab and Gulf leaders in attendance for the high-profile meet to tackle ‘exceptional challenges’ faced by the region.
#MeccaSummits: #SaudiArabia🇸🇦 invited leaders from across the #ArabWorld for two emergency #summits – one for #ArabLeague leaders and one for members of the #GulfCooperationCouncil #GCC. Read our Info-sheet to understand the reasons of these #summits 👉 https://t.co/Vt2uxqw1oU pic.twitter.com/qcxCNkmMk7
— EU-Gulf Info Centre (@EGIC_) May 31, 2019
The summit was called in the aftermath of Iran-backed attacks on ships in UAE’s territorial waters and oil pumps in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Iran has made its intentions clear as to how it wants to proceed when it comes to regional stability; it simply doesn’t care about peace.
— 7D News (@7Dnews) May 31, 2019
The attempt to sabotage peace in the region can have serious implications not just at the regional level, but internationally as well. The worst case scenario is an armed conflict as the US has already deployed an aircraft carrier and other military arsenal in the Gulf region over alleged threats from Tehran. While the US has still practiced restrained, as President Trump has clearly said that the US is not looking to hurt Iran, however, those disturbing the world peace should also do the same.
Leaders of #ArabLeague countries gathered on emergency summit in #Mekka after recent attacks on #UAE´s and #SaudiArabia´s oil interests by #Iran. Goal of the summit was to condemn Iran´s actions and to send a message, that their actions will not be tolerated. | #Gulfnews pic.twitter.com/9wEws4Thp9
— EU-Gulf Info Centre (@EGIC_) May 31, 2019
The invitation to Qatar lays the assumptions of Doha and Iran to the ground that Saudi is not serious in solving the matrix. It has further reiterated that the Kingdom is more than ever interested in ensuring regional peace. However, the Arab leaders condemned the attacks, saying that these undercover attacks need to come to a halt.
In his speech, King Salman urged the international community to ‘use all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries’, adding that Tehran is harboring global and regional terrorist entities and threatening international waterways.
The U.S. welcomes Saudi Arabia’s initiative to host the #GCC and #ArabLeague to discuss Iranian threats and we welcome Qatar’s participation. Now more than ever, it's imperative that the GCC is united against regional threats. https://t.co/KiPG6ExVlI#القمه_الخليجيه_العربيه_بمكه
— U.S. Embassy in Qatar (@USEmbassyQatar) May 30, 2019
The joint communiqué by the leaders of Gulf and Arab said it out loud that Iran should stop meddling in other countries’ affairs, supporting UAE and the Kingdom’s right to defend their interests in the wake of terrorist attacks by foreign elements fulfilling hidden narratives.
The communiqué further condemned Iran’s role in different countries including Yemen, Syria, UAE and Bahrain. From illegally occupying UAE’s three islands to using Yemeni land by terrorist groups to target oil facilities in the Kingdom, supporting terrorist groups in Bahrain and Syria, the message to Iran was said out loud by the joint statement of the Arab and Gulf leaders.
نجتمع في مكة لنعمل على بناء مستقبل شعوبنا، وتحقيق الأمن والاستقرار لدولنا العربية والإسلامية، وسنتصدى بحزم للتهديدات العدوانية والأنشطة التخريبية؛ كي لا تعيقنا عن مواصلة تنمية أوطاننا وتطوير مجتمعاتنا.
— سلمان بن عبدالعزيز (@KingSalman) May 31, 2019
Despite the fact that Iran continues to break international laws, Riyadh is willing to extend the hand to cooperate with the countries of the region, including the Iranian people, to promote development, said King Salman during the summit.