Gulf council calls for Iran’s expulsion from OIC

The Council of Gulf International Relations accused Iran of harming Islamic unity



The Council of Gulf International Relations has called for Gulf, Arab and Islamic states to expel Iran from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Saudi Press Agency reports that the organisation called for Iran’s expulsion due to harmful acts against Islamic unity, sponsorship of terrorism, planting of the culture of sectarianism and betrayal among Muslims.

The council also cited the recent missile attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen that was claimed to have been targeted at the holy city of Makkah.

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The announcement by president of COGIR president and Arab Society for Press and Freedom of Information chairman Dr Tariq Al Sheikhan followed a letter sent to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon last month by 11 countries.

Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen accused of Iran expansionist policies, violations of sovereignty and interference in the affairs of Arab states.