Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'
CAIRO – Agence France-Presse
A diplomatic source said Riyadh was seeking to adopt a condemnation of "Iran and Arab militias linked to this country."
A committee is to prepare a draft resolution on Iran to be discussed later by all ministers.
The meeting is also expected to address a Yemen rebel missile that was intercepted near Riyadh on Nov. 4, and a pipeline fire in Bahrain on Nov. 10.
Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying the Yemen rebels with ballistic missiles, but Tehran has denied any involvement.
Bahrain has also blamed Iran for the pipeline fire.
In its request for the meeting, Saudi Arabia referred to those two incidents and "to the violations committed by Iran in the Arab region, which undermines security and peace, not only in the Arab region, but around the globe," according to a memo seen by AFP.
In Syria, Hezbollah has fought to defend the government of President Bashar al-Assad, also an ally of Iran.
The Arab League has 22 members, but Syria's membership was suspended at the end of 2011 following months of brutal repression of anti-government demonstrations and an opposition movement supported by Gulf monarchies.