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Iran's president calls Arab League 'worn-out' body

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, left, and his Bahraini counterpart, Sheik Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, right, meet with foreign ministers at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs. The four Arab nations have been boycotting the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar since June in part over its warm ties with Iran. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 21, 2017 - 12:31 AM

TEHRAN, Iran - 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 coalition.

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.

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