Iran Pres: Arab League 'Worn Out' Body 11/21 06:21
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the Arab
League for supporting Saudi Arabia and its role in the war in Yemen.
Rouhani on Tuesday said it's unfortunate the organization expressed regret
that the Yemeni rebels known as Houthis launched a ballistic missile into Saudi
Arabia earlier this month in response to "so much bombing" by the Saudi-led
He also called the regional organization of Arab countries "old, worn-out,
exhausted and ineffective."
State TV broadcast the remarks.
Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo on Sunday accused Iran and
the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of destabilizing the region.
Tensions spiked between Saudi Arabia and Iran after the Houthis fired the
missile that was intercepted outside Riyadh.