Arab League, OIC dismiss Israel’s ‘right to self defence’


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New Delhi: Middle East rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia came together to dismiss Israel’s claim of “self-defence” at the extraordinary joint summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League in Riyadh Saturday. They also urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” committed by Israel in Palestine. The joint Arab-Islamic summit brought together many leaders from the Arab and Islamic world, such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Riyadh. This was Raisi’s...