The Arab Interior Ministers who are participating in the Algiers meeting, on Wednesday, attacked Iran for what they called “blatant interference” in the internal affairs of the Arab peoples in an attempt to destabilize their security in a similar “trial” scene.
They urged the activation of security and intelligence coordination mechanisms between the Arab states, and to hold regular meetings to discuss border threats and infiltration attempts by terrorist groups.
The differences between the Arab governments and the situation of fragmentation and dispersal that are witnessed by the Arab region, were reflected in the 35th Session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers that is held in Algeria, and this was manifested by boycotting the participation delegations that are witnessing diplomatic crises, and it comes to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar.
As soon as Saudi Interior Minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud went up to read a speech, the Qatari delegation left the hall at Algiers Conference Palace, “Abdellatif Rahal”.
The participants did not pay attention to this movement, because the speech of the Saudi Interior Minister drew their attention because it carried a sweeping attack on Tehran, when he said: “What Iran is doing is a blatant interference in various countries of the world, especially Arab countries and supports terrorism and attempts to destabilize them and destroys communities through its terrorism and extremism that it established and nurtured in a number of our Arab countries, and it must be seen as a threat that needs to be addressed, especially those terrorist organizations that have become defying legitimate governments and making the decision and sovereignty on their behalf”.
The Saudi official, who was commended as the Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, called for the necessity of intensifying cooperation between the Arab security services and pushing forward the Arab security work, the most important of which is the draft seventh security plan and the Seventh draft for media plan for the security awareness in the Arab region, and the ways to solve them.
Yemen’s Interior Minister, Ahmed bin Ahmed al-Maisari, accused Iran of being the first supporter of terrorism in the Arab region.
The same opinion was shared by Bahrain’s Interior Minister, Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, who said that Iran is targeting the internal security of Arab nations and inciting its youth.
“Moreover, it is exploiting the Shiite community to expand. Tehran has exceeded international norms and placed itself above the law”.
Lebanese Interior Minister, Nihad al-Mashnouk said his country refuses to hand over its sovereignty to any party.
“Lebanon is independent and does not want to be subordinate to any group or sect.” He said, and called for increasing the security coordination and Arab cooperation.
The Syrian crisis was absent from the agenda of the Arab Interior Ministers’ meeting and the painful events in this country have not been addressed, which means that the diplomatic efforts are still out of sight.
The same is true for the Palestinian cause, whose Interior Minister, Rami Waleed Hamdallah, only denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to transfer Washington’s embassy to Jerusalem.