Arab leaders warn Iran, call for probe into Syria’s chemical attacks

An Arab League summit has called for an international probe into the “criminal” use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The league condemned what it sees as Iran’s interference in the affairs of other countries.

Saudi Arabia and its allies have expressed support for Saturday’s missile strikes by the United States, Britain and france against alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria, while Iraq and Lebanon condemned the strikes.

The communique called for more international sanctions on Iran and urged it to withdraw “its militias” from Syria and Yemen.

Iran, which denies the accusations, rejected the condemnation as the result of Saudi pressure.

Most of the 22 other countries sent heads of state or government.

Tunisia will host the next Arab league summit in 2019.

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