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The regional and international crisis with Iran threatens to turn into a comprehensive war if we do not "improve" its administration and express the hope that Iran's security will not be targeted, President Barham Salih told the Arab emergency summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening.
The Iraqi president also called on neighbors and allies to support the stability of his country.
While Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz called for decisive action to stop "subversive activities" of the Iranian regime in the region following attacks on tankers off the coast of the UAE and two pumping stations in the kingdom.
A statement issued by the Gulf Cooperation Council states and a separate statement issued after the expanded summit on the right of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to defend their interests after the attacks.
But in a sign of tension in the region, Iraq, which has good relations with both Iran and Washington, said it opposed the final communiqué of the Arab summit, which stipulated that any cooperation with Tehran should be based on "non-interference in the affairs of other countries."
"While Iraq reiterates its denunciation of any action that would target the security of the Kingdom and the security of our brothers in the Gulf, I would like to make it clear that we did not participate in the drafting of the final communiqué and that Iraq records its objection to the final communiqué," he said in a statement read by Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit. In its current formulation. "
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