Arab League to create joint military force

March 30, 2015 2:05 PM

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Leaders of the 22 states that make up the Arab League are vowing to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and other countries, by creating a joint Arab military force that is setting the stage for potential Middle East clashes between U.S.—allied Arab nations and Tehran.

Members of the Arab League met in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt to discuss the growing threat to the region’s Arab identity by what they called moves by "foreign" or "outside parties" who have stoked sectarian, ethnic or religious rivalries in Arab states.

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