Iraq's Shi'ite-led cabinet has blamed Saudi Arabia for promoting "genocide," accusing them of backing Sunni militants in the north.
Saudi Arabia funds and supplies Sunni rebels in neighbouring Syria, but has denied it is behind funding the militant group Isis.
An Iraqi government statement said:
– Iraq Government
We hold them responsible for supporting these groups financially and morally, and for the outcome of that - which includes crimes that may qualify as genocide: the spilling of Iraqi blood, the destruction of Iraqi state institutions and historic and religious sites.