Arab body calls for expulsion of Iran from Islamic Organizations

The debris of a missile fired by Iranian-back Houthi militia after it was shot down before it reached Makkah by the Saudi air force. (Arab News photo)
Updated 21 November 2016
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Arab body calls for expulsion of Iran from Islamic Organizations

The Council of Gulf International Relations "COGIR" has called Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States in particular and Arab and Islamic states to take harshest resolutions against Iran, including its expulsion from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) due to its harmful acts against Islamic unity, its attempts to split the Islamic solidarity and weaken it in front of the world in addition to its sponsorship of terrorism in all its forms and planting the culture of sectarianism and betrayal among Muslims.
The Council also stressed that Tehran's instigation of its agents in Yemen to target Makkah showed the Muslim world the hatred of this country against the holiest sanctities of Muslims and its indifference to those sanctities.
This was announced by the President of COGIR and Chairman of its Arab Society for Press and Freedom of Information. Dr. Tariq Al Sheikhan.


Arab coalition in Yemen facilitates UN and aid agencies access

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Arab coalition in Yemen facilitates UN and aid agencies access

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen said on Friday it is continuing to provide facilities and  permits for UN and aid agencies operating in the country.

The coalition is supporting pro-government forces fight the Iran-backed militants in the battle for the country’s main port of Hodeidah. Fighting in the Houthi-held city, which is a key supply point for aid, intensified this month.

The coalition said  24 permits had been issued to the Red Cross, five to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), and three to King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).

The coalition added that 157 orders to provide movement permits for humanitarian and relief organizations inside Yemen had been made during the last 72 hours.

The coalition said the Houthis continues to violate international law and deliberately obstructs the work of relief organizations in the country.