Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid leaves for Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid leaves for Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia

Participants will condemn Iran's continued interference in the internal Arab affairs during the summit that is taking place in the eastern province of Dhahran of Saudi Arabia, and will urge Iran to exhibit a good neighbourly policy and refrain from using force or threatening to use force against neighbours.

The meeting was chaired by Saudi King Salman.

In his opening speech to the summit, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz reiterated that East Jerusalem will remain part of the Palestinian territories.

"During the closing session, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saqr told the conference that a lasting, comprehensive peace continues to be "...the central cause of our nation, to reach the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967".

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said Assad's government and "international players trying to achieve their own strategic political goals" bear responsibility for the crisis there.

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The Saudi monarch renewed accusations for Iran of supporting terrorism and interfering in Arab affairs.

Opening the 29th Arab League summit, the king criticised the United States decision to transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and described "terrorism" as the biggest challenge facing Arab leaders.

The President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be attending 29th Arab League Summit which will kick off Sunday in Saudi Arabia.

"We renew our strong condemnation of Iran's terrorist acts in the Arab region and reject its blatant interference in the affairs of Arab countries", the king said.

The Arab League summit's final communique called for more global sanctions on Iran and urged it to withdraw "its militias" from Syria and Yemen.

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King Abdullah II of Jordan said the Arab World has the duty to support the Palestinians, which he called "the callers for peace", to get their legal rights in establishing the state.

Iran has said that the Arab League should take steps towards helping restore stability in the region instead of repeating its lies and baseless allegations against Tehran.

King Salman on Sunday announced a $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.

Last month the Security Council issued a statement condemning Houthi missile attacks on Saudi, but did not name Iran.

Among the leaders in attendance was Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, who walked the red carpet and was greeted by King Salman.

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Iran is an ally of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and has been waging a proxy war in Yemen against Riyadh.

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