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Saudi King Urges Global Coalition To “Use All Means To Stop Iran” At Emergency Summit

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Perhaps sensing that the US “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is fast deflating, with even ultra-Hawk John Bolton late this week saying American military build-up had successfully “deterred” imminent Iran threats – suggesting the crisis has been averted – the Saudis are now going on the offensive.

Saudi King Urges Global Coalition To "Use All Means To Stop Iran" At Emergency Summit

Image source: AP via Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia’s aging King Salman went on an anti-Iran tirade during an emergency meeting of Arab leaders hosted in Mecca on Thursday, saying the Shia country is the greatest threat to global security for the past four decades. He also echoed past US and Israeli charges that Tehran is currently developing nuclear and ballistic missiles in order to threaten its neighbors and extend its influence over the region.

He said Iran’s leaders were “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and threatening international waterways.” He called for “using all means to stop the Iranian regime” from its regional “interference”. Iran for its part rejected these as “baseless accusations” and has denied it had any role in a spate of recent “sabotage” attacks in the Gulf region.

The king further condemned Iran’s tactics to disrupt maritime trade and global oil supplies in “glaring violation of UN treaties” following Riyadh’s blaming Iranian operatives for using underwater mines to attack and “sabotage” four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz weeks ago, two of which were Saudi flagged.

The Iranian regime has been interfering in other countries’ affairs, developing their nuclear programs and threatening international navigation,” King Salman said during his speech, according to a translation by Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya.

The Saudis are attempting to build a strong consensus of Arab states which will stand aggressively against Iran and its allies in the region; however, these efforts could be crippled by the ongoing inter-GCC economic and diplomatic war involving Qatar.

The US welcomed the move toward “Arab unity” to confront Iran, with a State Department spokesperson saying Thursday, “Gulf unity is essential in confronting Iran, to confronting their influence, to countering terrorism writ large, and, of course, to ensuring a prosperous future for the Gulf,” according to the AP.

Saudi officials also blamed Iran for fueling the war in Yemen by backing Houthi rebels, which the Saudi coalition has been fighting mostly via airstrikes since 2015, resulting in what the UN has called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”. Visiting delegations were even shown destroyed Houthi drones and missile fragments upon their arrival in Jeddah.

Notably, the Iraqi delegation scoffed at the summit’s anti-Iran emphasis. Iraqi President Barham Salih told the summit that stability in Iraq is paramount and that any threats to Iran’s security could spark war in the region, sending fragile post-war Iraq back into sectarian bloodshed and chaos.

This week the Pentagon revealed that nearly 1,000 troops newly deployed to Middle East to counter the Iran threat would be stationed in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Over the past week, following Trump’s extended hand for Iran’s leaders to “call me,” we’ve seen a consistent deescalation following weeks of dangerous escalation, including threats and counter-threats of military action by both sides.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reportedly said this week that the “road is not closed” on talks with the US if Washington drops the sanctions and returns to upholding the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) – something not at all likely to happen.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    This senile retard enslaved to his Zionist masters has lost over $120 billion in the humiliating quagmire in Yemen and he wants his Americunt and Zionist parasites to “stop Iran” LOL.

    • Free man

      So now all Arab countries are Zionists / supporters of the US / Jews (-;
      Apparently there is not enough oxygen in the mosques in Tehran.
      LOL.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Life must be a hoot in the Jew parasitic parallel universe :) Even Egypt refrained from any criticism of Iran and pledged to stay neutral in pan-Muslim conflicts.

        Leaders of Islamic states call US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘illegal and irresponsible” and Pakistan at the last minute succeeded in adding a clause of the immediate return of the occupied Golan to Syria and for a Palestinian state.

        Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 14th OIC Summit in Makkah on
        Saturday and stressed upon the need to separate Islam from terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.

        “The Western World has equated radical Islam with terrorism and this
        has done tremendous amount of disservice to the Muslim world. It has led
        to Islamophobia; the words radical Islam have been used to define
        terrorism,” said the prime minister while addressing the leaders of
        Muslim states present at the international moot.

        The premier further said that the oppressed people of Palestine and Kashmir must have the right to self-determination and the OIC must “stand against oppression
        happening with the Muslim world”

        • Free man

          It can’t be denied that dozens of Arab and Muslim countries gathered at an anti-Iranian conference in Mecca.
          It seems that the mullah regime and their fanatics, like you, are living in a parasitic parallel universe (-:

          • Rob

            The Islamic world listen to Pakistani PM. Most Islamic countries follow the Pakistan leadership. First Pakistan was allied with America and at the result most Islamic countries were allied with America but now Pakistan is allied with China and Russia. So most Islamic countries are now allied with China and Russia. America sell their weapons to allies and take their money, resources while creating its influence in the allies regions. While China and Russia are sincerely offering their technologies to own allies.

          • verner

            but saudi provided a nice gift of a few billion bucks to pakistan and then pakistan closed down the building of the gas pipeline from iran to pakistan, financed by china, under the pretext that the disintegrating states of america slapped sanctions on cooperation like that.

            and it will likely mean that the chines BRI-project over Hindukush through pakistan will be delayed. the saudi money sure as a klucking bell was a spaniard in the chinese works. I sort of believe that a lot of those sanctions the disintegrating states of A are slapping right and left are designed to slow down the BRI when the ready cash that is needed will dry up or at least be reduced.

          • Rob

            The gas pipeline is the demand of China and India. Pakistan has not closed down gas pipeline but postponed because of American terrorism in the region, even Pakistan have founded oil and gas but they have also postponed due to American terrorism in the region. Let China build military bases there in Pakistan then American cannot do any thing.

            Pakistan has very strong political and military relations with China and Russia. Let Putin visit to Pakistan this June and inaugurate the gas pipeline then nobody can stop its building.

          • verner

            why would Putin stick his head into that nest of vipers that cannot be trusted. the saudis paid up a few billions to pakistan and they folded quicker than you could say squat.

          • Rob

            Here you go the perfect rubber dog

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0648b1d1b716c5350d841b5b82159b27b87d69c6e787c8e6ba0a3894cf86d8a.jpg

            The history is witnessed that Jews are pervert creatures. Jews proudly says that they have killed Jesus and if he comes again then again they will kill him.

          • Ronald

            Actually the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, is a ‘mulla regime’, the home of Wahhabi Sunni Islam, jihadist’s first choice.
            Iran has a democratically elected government.
            Free man, I have been there, go yourself, it is beyond Sunni madness.

      • Concrete Mike

        Im from canada and have no shame in saying my country’s politicians are filthy zionists.

        Look up Chrystia Freeland, ukro nazi bitch, and thats our foreign minister!!

        Look at former Prime Minister Harper, he was a zionist and quite open about it.

        • Free man

          So those who don’t agree with the mullah regime are Zionists. Even those who condemned American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

          • Rob

            Mullah mean priest who protect our world from perverted Jews. So what’s wrong? LOL

          • Concrete Mike

            No but those who constantly refer to mullahs in regards to Irani matters smell like week old mackerel someone left in the sun.

            I may be wrong if so.sorry dude.

        • Randy McCarthy

          Freeland is spot on exactly what her Grandfather made her to be but our whole political establishment has been infiltrated by her like – case in point would be Vic Towes (former Justice Minister for Harper currently a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba) Vic’s father David left Canada in the 30’s and joined his Nazi brethren in earnest to cleanse the world of Bolsheviks committing many dastardly deeds before ultimately losing. David then fled to Paraguay and remigrated to Canada becoming a powerful member of the sheltered Nazi diaspora hiding in plain site through out rural Canada.

  • Free man

    By exploiting the mullahs’ terror attacks, Saudi Arabia is succeeding in building an Arab front against the mullah regime. Smart move.
    The Saudis seem to be keeping their side of the iranian deal with the US.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Dream on Jew man.LOL

      • Free man

        So now all Arab and Muslim countries are Zionists / supporters of the US / Jews (-;

        • d’Artagnan

          Actually, it was total failure for Saudis.

          Damascus rejects Arab Summit’s criticism of Iran’s presence in Syria. The Iranian presence is “legitimate because it came at the request
          of the Syrian government and contributed to support Syria’s efforts in
          combating terrorism supported by some of the participants in this
          summit,” according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry.

          • Free man

            If you mention Syria, it’s just amazing how Russia out played Iran.
            Russia in fact used Iranian soldiers and Iranian money to take over Syria. And now says to Iran, “If you leave the nuclear agreement, you are to blame for the instability in the region.”
            To make Iran’s situation worse, Russia, the US and Israel will meet in Jerusalem to discuss the Iranian problem.

          • Concrete Mike

            The iranian problem?

            Hmm where have I seen language like this before??

            For so called free man, you sure think exacly as the “media” tells you to.

            For a so called free man, why are you agreeing and supporting the 2 most oppressive places on earth, saudi barbaria, and apartheid Israel.

          • Free man

            You are constantly arguing with reality.
            Representatives of Russia, the United States and Israel are scheduled to meet in Jerusalem this month to discuss the problem Iran poses in the entire region in general and in Syria in particular. that’s a fact.

          • Noland

            ^ Lol…this guy (jokerino) ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Tommy Jensen

            Its an economic problem.
            Tass has a good article about how Russia and Iran fight in Syria about who should take over what and where.
            Russia are p.ssed because Iran wants a harbour between Russias with Assads permission. Assad survived only with Iranian money and support!!

          • Free man

            Basically I agree with you.
            But now Assad doesn’t need the Iranians.
            The Russians don’t want competition in a stable Syria. And the Iranians are competition and instability.

          • Tommy Jensen

            Wrong. Iran is the only true ally Assad has and ever will have.
            All the other “helpers” will leave Assad as a used hankerchief the moment he can be replaced.
            Syria has a long historical strategic relationship with Iran. This is also why they are so crazy about getting rid of Assad.

          • Free man

            For Assad and Putin it’s Realpolitik.
            This is why the port of Tartus has been leased to Russia for 50 years.
            I believe that bombardment of Iranian forces in Syria will soon resume with the quiet consent of Russia.

          • Tommy Jensen

            Iran is the only true ally Assad has and ever will have.
            All the other “helpers” will leave Assad as a used hankerchief the moment he can be replaced.
            Syria has a long historical strategic relationship with Iran. This is also why they are so crazy about getting rid of Assad.

          • AJ

            How ironic the US tried to regime change Assad, Iran comes in to prop up the government & now they complain about Irans presence which wouldnt have been needed but for the regime change efforts – talk about blowback.

          • Free man

            The US had a confused and inconsistent policy in Syria.
            It is true that they never really understood the Arab / Muslim mentality in the Middle East.

          • AJ

            Russia hasnt taken over Syria they are there as guests only – if Assad asked them to leave Putin would comply. Russia only has a small force anyway certainly not big enough to take over anything. As for the nuclear agreement that is already effectively dead since US pull out & Europeans not doing much to keep it alive. Why should Iran stay in such a deal which is one sided & offers nothing in return

          • Free man

            If Iran withdraws its forces, Syria will be more stable.
            If Russia leaves Syria will fall apart.
            Assad is completely dependent on Putin.

          • Rob

            How many accounts you have made of South front? One ban then make another one when that ban then another one. Its good for you young man. LOL

          • Free man

            I understand you disagree with what I’m writing but I have been here for a long time with 3141 comments.
            Get used to the fact that there are those who oppose the mullahs’ terror regime.
            Rob Juny.

        • Ronald

          Sunni

    • Concrete Mike

      Saudis are not building a damn thing.

      This is the third summit in like 2 years, and this is by far the most pathetic.

      How can one claim to be keeper of holy islamic sites with the left hand, and sponsor and advocate the.murder of.millions of other muslims with the right hand.

      Third option, this is a show for the western press, that will tell me in my car the truth in 45 seconds!! That Iran is evil.

      LOL

      • Free man

        I’m not saying that the Saudis are righteous.
        I say that they convened an anti-Iranian conference with the participation of dozens of Muslim and Arab countries.
        And cleverly present the mullah regime as a regime that carries out terrorist attacks and supports terrorist organizations.
        They seem to be able to present the truth about the mullahs’ terror regime.

        • AJ

          Yet the majority of terror attacks in the world are carried out by Sunni groups not Shia. Thirteen of the 14 Muslim Groups identified by the U.S. intelligence community as actively hostile to the US are Sunni, not Shia, and are not supported by Iran. No one is claiming Iran has clean hands here Saudi involvement in terror shouldnt be ignored – most of the 9/11 attackers were Saudi – its the Saudis promoting the radical wahhabism doctine which underpins the belief of Isis, Nusra types.

  • d’Artagnan

    The Saudis are in sheer desperation mode now as their attempts to isolate Iran even at a kangaroo OIC summit failed as Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon simply refused to participate in any anti-Iran stunt, even Egypt and Pakistan, two large complete US vassal states avoided the whole topic and instead the Pakistani PM Imran Khan gave a one hour lecture on the havoc caused by western imperialism and Zionism on the Muslim world. The final communique only mentions the right of a Palestinian state and return of Golan Heights.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Devil worshippers meeting full of lies and blood lusting.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Very poorly attended meeting with only Sisi the Jew showing up. The Pakistani PM ended up giving an hour long lecture on western hypocrisy and the damage done to the Muslim world by Zionism and imperialism. The Pakistani PM went off the script, embarrassing his Saudi hosts and added, that the issue of Palestine must be at the forefront, stating there must be a two-state solution and the annexation of Golan Heights must end.

      • Rob

        I listened Khan speech that Islamic world faces other serious issues e.g. islamphobia, the prophet humaliation, terrorism, extremism and illiteracy in science and technology particularly in artificial intelligence and have said that Islamic world is so backward in these fields while Saudia looking for more wars and division in Islamic world to make them further weak vs Western world.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The Pakistanis have been playing the dumbass Americunts for suckers for over 4 decades now. Their ISI has been arming the Taliban, who in most cases are Pakistani irregulars, just like Turkey is using the headchoppers in Syria. But now relations with Americunts are going downhill as China is now the main financial donor. The Americunts are trying to destroy China with sanctions and trade wars and Pakistan will have to pick sides. My bet is that they will sell the Americunts down the drain, in favor of their “all weather friend” China and CPEC.

    • Rob

      Iran raises concerns on day by day increasing threats of America and Israel on Mideast region with the help of Riyadh.

      The OIC meeting failed and slammed by it’s members. Now Pompeo is out for looking allies to invade Iran for greater Israel.

  • Tommy Jensen

    True. Bolton and me quickly contained Irans brutality and aggressive childish behaviour by movements of Americas naval forces out from a position of strength.
    Our Allies will follow up on local level as buffer nations and spent cannon fodder in case Iran threaten to “defend” themselves, saying we all know what Irans “defending itself” inside Israel means…..……..LOL.

    • AJ

      Nice one Tommy – now who contains US brutal behaviour & endless wars??

    • Barba_Papa

      A little hard to read at times, but nice use of sarcasm.

  • Lena Jones

    LOL saudi cowards buying countries to whine about Iran to. Hope it’s at least therapeutic for the paranoid inbreds in the house of saud – cuz you know dam well that Riyadh and tel aviv will be the very first simultaneous targets should a war on Iran ever occur. And it won’t occur. Everything about their ‘threats’ is bluster and bullshit loser ape-show.

  • verner

    the problem facing the disintegrating states of A is that Iran is a large country with a population in excess of 80 million and an economy that is by far to diversified to be singularly hit and suffering from the sanctions. the squatters are hot on the tail of the disintegrating states to do something tangible, like firing off a few hundred of tomahawks, but even so, it will be a piss in mississippi and won’t do much towards a successful war. on the contrary.

    moreover trump, preparing his reelection bid at the end of the year, can’t afford a war (national debt in excess of 22000 billion bucks) with crude prices in the region of 250 to 300 bucks per barrel since Iran is eminently well suited to close the Hormuz with anchored mines (which the disintegrating states can’t do much about) and also shut down Ras Tanura for a long long period (and the saudis would be bereft of the needed cash to keep the people happy) and the Yanbu option is another weak point in the export of saudi crude (what with the Houthis in the south of the red sea and the suez in the north and drone attacks on the pipeline.

    so and whatever the ever evil squatters hope for, there seems to be a kind of stalemate situation which is more likely than not to last a long time and while it lasts it should be possible to evict (crush) the ever evil squatters from the land they’ve stolen from the palestinians.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Yeah …we know very well what they mean when they say ‘use all means’ the Saudi rats !

    How is that case with the brutal murder of the journalist in the Saudi embassy in Turkey going by the way…did they find who…did it….? hahaahha Saudi scum of the earth !

  • Len Zegelink

    haha the saud is scary.nice job iran .

  • Barba_Papa

    The old goat is getting desperate, there is no global coalition against Iran. There is Israel and Saudi Arabia, and there is their sockpuppet slash mercenary who does their bidding, the US. Even Saudi Arabia’s bought and paid for allies in the Arab world don’t want to get their hands dirty with Iran. As everybody loves taking Saudi money, but nobody likes them to do any dying for them.