DHAHRAN - An annual gathering of Arab leaders opened in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran on Sunday as tensions with Iran and wars in Syria and Yemen threaten stability across the region.
Saudi King Salman told leaders from across the 22-member Arab League that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region.
Saudi tensions with neighboring Qatar were also on display at the summit. Qatar's emir did not attend the summit, instead dispatching Qatar's Arab League representative to the meeting.
Meanwhile, in their opening statements Sunday, Arab leaders vowed unity and unwavering support for Palestinians.