Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request

Al-Mouallimi

Al-Mouallimi

During his visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, Macron suggested amending the JCPOA.

A ballistic missile that was intercepted near the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh Saturday came from Iran, it was reported.

Saudi Arabia long has accused Iran of giving weapons to the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and their allies, though Tehran has just as long denied supplying them.

In an interview with the Time magazine, published on Thursday, Macron also said, "We should negotiate a new series of criteria and a new treaty with Iran to stop their ballistic activities in the region".

The Saudis are in full support of President Trump's decision not to certify Iran as in compliance with Obama's treacherous "deal".

According to the Saudi diplomat, the Saudi letter shed lights on the attack and uncovered that the ballistic was an Iranian-made missile, which was sent to the Houthi militias in Yemen.

Last month, Macron told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call that France remained committed to the deal but stressed on the necessity to have a dialogue with Iran on other strategic issues, including Tehran's ballistic missile programme, a proposal ruled out by Iran.

"We maintain that France should responsibly convince its regional allies in the Persian Gulf region to adopt sensible policies and approaches far from excitement", he added.

The US says the missile fired at Saudi Arabia was supplied by Iran. He then mentioned that "there are extremely strong concerns about Iran" among its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf.

Harrigian's remarks appear to corroborate Saudi charges attributing the missile to Iran.

Al-Jubeir also claimed that al-Qaeda's "virtual board of directors" fled to Iran in 2002 and have been directing terror operations from the country ever since.

Tehran has dismissed the accusation, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stating that Riyadh was trying to blame others for the consequences of its aggression in Yemen.

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