Arab League chief accuses Iran of ‘destabilizing Middle East’

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit, speaking to Arab media outlets on Sunday, blamed Iran for the violent events in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon.

“More than ever, Iran is threatening stability in the Middle East and endangering world peace in general due to its destructive regional aspirations,” he said.

Aboul Gheit stressed the need for Arab countries to unite “to contend with these challenges and threats posed by Tehran.”

He also noted that the Arab League has in the past adopted decisions to act against the Iranian threat.

“The Arab League’s member states will continue to act to block Tehran’s regional ambitions and the dangers they represent for the stability of Arab countries,” Aboul Gheit said.

In December, senior diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said Israel was trying to advance a non-aggression agreement with four Arab countries that do not currently have diplomatic relations with Israel. These countries are Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco and are all members of the Arab League.