Islamic world faces terrorism. Now, Saudi Arabia and others 33 muslims countries launches a anti-terrorism coalition. A joint operations centre is to be established in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, state media reported. Mainly Shia nations like Syria, Iraq and Iran hasn’t invited for that.
Saudi Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman said the new alliance would co-ordinate efforts against extremists in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.
Speaking at a news conference in Riyadh, Prince Mohammed said the counter-terrorism force was borne out of “the Islamic world’s vigilance in fighting this disease [terrorism] which has damaged the Islamic world.
“Currently, every Muslim country is fighting terrorism individually… so co-ordinating efforts is very important.”
The coalition would not just focus on fighting IS, he added. Few other details have been given.
The list of 34 members: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinians, Qatar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Conclusion: Iran is very angry with that alliance.