Saudi Arabia has warned it will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran amid warnings the region is being pushed into a “dangerous abyss”.   Fears of World War 3 have increased in recent weeks amid a spiraling fallout between the Saudi monarchy and Tehran. It came following the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a close ally of Riyadh. At an emergency meeting in Cairo today, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir stepped up his rhetoric against the Islamic regime.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticised Iran and its Lebanese Shi’ite ally Hezbollah at the emergency meeting warning they would not stand by in the face of Iranian interference in Arab affairs. Jubeir said: “The kingdom will not stand by and will not hesitate to defend its security. “Any leniency in dealing with their policies would only encourage them more, so we must stand together.” READ MORE