CAIRO — Arab foreign ministers, with the exception of Lebanon’s, condemned in a Sunday statement what they called Iran’s meddling in Arab affairs.
The ministers accused Iran of breaking international agreements by intentionally failing to protect Saudi diplomatic posts in a statement issued following a closed emergency meeting.
Lebanon, which has a large Shi’ite population and is home to the powerful Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah, was the only dissenting voice. Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil said in a statement that his country had rejected the statement because it also condemned Hezbollah over alleged interference in Bahrain.
Protesters in Tehran stormed the Saudi Embassy and a Saudi consulate elsewhere in the country after Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shi’ite cleric and opposition leader, earlier this month.