Israeli minister namedrops Saudi Arabia as covert partner

Burkan-2 ballistic missiles belonging to Houthis fighters in Yemen

In an interview on Thursday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir, asked about reports of cooperation with Israel, cited a Saudi peace initiative, first adopted in 2002 by the Arab League, as key to forging any relationship.

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday condemned Iran's intervention in the Arab countries' affairs, according to a statement released on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia urged fellow Arab League nations to find a "non-compromise" solution to deal with "Iran's aggression" and "disregard for global law" during a specially-summoned foreign ministers' meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

"Showing leniency toward Iran will not leave any Arab capital safe from those ballistic missiles, " he said.

While not mentioning Iran by name, he said Lebanon condemned all attacks against Arab nations, but blamed exploitable inter-Arab divisions that allowed global and regional powers to promote their interests.

Saudi Arabia and its allies Sunday lashed out at alleged Iranian violations in the region amid tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

The meeting is also expected to address a Yemen rebel missile that was intercepted near Riyadh on November 4, and a pipeline fire in Bahrain on November 10. The top military official then said his country was ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has boasted about growing cooperation between Israel and Arab nations it does not have diplomatic relations with, especially regarding Iran.

Speaking before Al-Jubeir at the 20-minute session broadcast live, Aboul-Gheit, the Arab league chief, was just as critical of Iran as the Saudi minister.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa called on countries such as Lebanon "where Hizballah is a partner in government to carry their responsibility", referring to the group as "terrorists".

"This morning, a decision was taken that Lebanon would be presented by Antoine Azzam, the permanent representative to the Arab League", a Lebanese foreign ministry source said.

Yet shared anger at the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord has chipped away at their historic animosity, and the interview suggests Israel has picked a side in the swelling feud between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia over the former's influence in Lebanon, Yemen and Bahrain.

"I will head to Egypt on Tuesday to meet my friend, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi", he wrote in a tweet.

In September, a senior IDF officer noted that the Iran provides some $60 million to $70 million a year to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, plus hundreds of millions of dollars more for militias in Syria and Iraq and Houthi rebels in Yemen fighting pro-government forces backed by a Saudi- led coalition.

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