Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chem attacks, condemn Iran

Arab leaders call for probe into Syria chem attacks, condemn Iran

The 82-year-old was speaking at the 29th annual Arab League summit in the oil-rich Saudi city of Dhahran.

"Saudi Arabia announces a $150-million grant to support the administration of Jerusalem's Islamic property", the monarch during his opening speech at the summit.

"I name this summit in Dhahran the Jerusalem summit so that the entire world knows Palestine and its people remain at the heart of Arab concerns", he said, adding that "East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories". Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani headed Qatar's delegation at last year's summit in Jordan.

Topping the list of issues to be discussed are the Palestinian issue and financial support for Palestine, the crisis in Yemen, the Syrian conflict and Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the Arab states, among others.

The summit begins 24 hours after the United States, France and Britain launched controversial air strikes in war-torn Syria in response to a reported regime chemical attack on the decimated rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta last week.

The leaders called for an worldwide probe while condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters after the summit.

Moreover, Qassemi called on the Arab League member states to take necessary measures to build confidence and promote stability in the region.

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Saudi Arabia and allies expressed support for the strikes on Saturday, but Iraq and Lebanon have condemned them. It further condemned the government of Iran for ignoring the sovereignty of other countries.

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.

Leaders of Arab nations are calling for an global investigation into the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Military help over the past three years from Russian Federation and Iran, which also backs Lebanon's Hezbollah group and Shi'ite Muslim militias in Iraq, has allowed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him. Doha denies the charges.

The report also said that the president of the 28th Arab summit, HM King Abdullah II, reaffirmed that a comprehensive and just peace in the region would only come about through the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, as partial formulas in addressing the region's crises or bypassing the Palestinian issue will never bring the stability aspired-for by Arabs.

Tunisia will host the next Arab League summit in 2019.

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