A summit meeting of Arab League leaders in Morocco has called for the release of the secret recording of the conversation between John Key and John Banks.
In a special communique the leaders say the present impasse is endangering hopes of progress towards free speech and democracy and stuff.
Qatar's prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, says it has been distressing to watch Mr Key hoist himself on his own petard.
He told reporters the Arab League cannot rest easy while a major international leader pisses in his own pocket.
International experts say self-petard-hoisting is a form of torture akin to waterboarding and can be extremely painful, especially if the pocket is pissed in at the same time.
In a related development, league secretary-general Amr Mohammed Moussa says he was disturbed to hear that National Party president Peter Goodfellow had pulled out of a Morning Report interview after earlier agreeing to appear on the program.
'I know him,' said Mr Moussa. 'He's a good fellow. These are troubling times.'
The Arab League says tea should always be drunk in moderation.