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Arab League, GCC to discuss attacks

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League (AL) have convened extraordinary meetings of their foreign minister on Saturday and Sunday to discuss the issues related to the violent attacks on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Saudi Consulate in Mashhad.

Announcing the emergency meeting, the Arab League said: “It has been decided to hold an extraordinary meeting of the foreign ministers of the Arab League Council on Sunday at the headquarters in Cairo.”
“This meeting is being held following an official note from the Saudi permanent delegation to the Arab League,” said Ahmed Ben Helli, deputy secretary-general of the league, in a statement.
The meeting is expected to denounce the Iranian attacks on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Consulate in Mashhad, which violated all international norms and the sanctity of the Vienna convention that guarantees protection of diplomats in host countries. The meeting will also discuss the Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.
GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said that the GCC will hold an extraordinary meeting of the foreign minister in Riyadh on Saturday under the chairmanship Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and it will address concerns on attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
The Arab League and the GCC have condemned the violent attacks describing them as a blatant violations of international conventions.

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