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Iran rejects 'baseless' Arab summit accusations - state media

Iran rejects 'baseless' Arab summit accusations - state media
General view of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 30, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS -
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran on Friday rejected what it called “baseless” accusations made at an Arab summit, saying Saudi had joined the United States and Israel in a “hopeless” effort to mobilise regional opinion against Tehran, state media reported.

Saudi Arabia’s king told an emergency Arab summit that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian “escalations” in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran.

“Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi… rejected the baseless accusations by the heads of certain Arab countries … and said ‘We see the Saudi effort to mobilise (regional) opinion as part of the hopeless process followed by America and the Zionist regime against Iran’,” state news agency IRNA said.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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