Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said that the ministerial meeting of Arab League at an extraordinary session came amidst successive events and developments.
Addressing the ministerial meeting، Shoukry said that the meeting was an obligation to protect Arab national security and to affirm our rejection of any interference by any non-Arab party in the affairs of the Arab League.
“The Arab Republic of Egypt has condemned in the strongest terms the recent attacks of Huthi militias against Saudi Arabia، as well as the terrorist attack on the oil pipeline in Kingdom of Bahrain،” Shoukry said.
“Threatening the security of the Gulf states is a red line،” Shoukry make it clear، stressing Egypt's commitment to preserve the security and stability in the Gulf states، which is a practical application of a well-established principle of Egyptian national security.
Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia’s request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss violations committed by Iran in the region.
The Arab League meeting comes as tensions have been rising between long-standing rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran، including over League member Lebanon.
Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Iran، the predominant Shiite power، have for decades stood on opposing sides of conflicts in the Middle East including in Syria and Yemen.