The Arab League demands investigation into the alleged chemical attack in Syria


An Arab League summit has been called for an international investigation into the "criminal" use of chemical weapons in Syria and has been condemned by Iran's intervention in Arab countries' internal affairs.


 
The summit held in Saudi Arabia comes after the United States, together with Britain and France, raids attacks in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack, killing dozens of people in Syria on April 7.

"We seek an independent international investigation that will ensure that international law will be applied to anyone who is proven to have used chemical weapons," said the statement released after the summit.

The statement also calls for more international sanctions against Iran and calls for the withdrawal of Tehran's "militia" from Syria and Yemen.

Iran is a supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and assists him with Shiite militias fighting alongside government forces. In Yemen, Huthi rebels, supported by Iran, have managed to take control of large parts of the state, including the capital, Sanaa.

Iranian state media, quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying that the sentence that was made by the Arab League came as a result of pressure from Saudi Arabia, Tehran's main rival.









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