Arab leaders call for regional peace

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Added On April 16, 2018

The annual Arab League Summit concluded in Saudi Arabia's city of Dhahran on Sunday.
 
Arab leaders called for regional peace and unity, especially regarding tensions in Jerusalem, Syria, Yemen and Iran.
 
The summit's closing statement described the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the "core issue" for the entire Arab world.
 
The Arab League said it strongly opposes the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 
 
Members called on other countries not to follow such U.S. measures that harm Arab states' sovereignty.
 
On the Yemen crisis, the league used strong language to accuse Iran of supporting the Shiite Houthi rebels. 
 
The statement called for more international sanctions on Iran and urged the country to withdraw "its army" from Syria and Yemen.
 
Meanwhile, the summit also reiterated that a political solution is the only path for Syria to realize peace. 
 
Members said that only by eliminating terrorist groups and ending world powers' interference would the Syrian people have a chance to build an independent Syria.
 
The League also denounced the use of chemical weapons, saying that an international investigation would be required in accordance with international regulations into any such case.