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Arab states urge US to abandon Jerusalem move

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a "dangerous violation of international law" and had no legal impact, the Arab League said in a statement after several hours of meetings attended by all its members in Cairo. In Cairo, the head of Egypt’s largest Christian church ...

Arab League chief warns Trump that Jerusalem move could fuel violence

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy Jared Kushner told the Saban Forum on Sunday the president is close to a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “It is unfortunate that some are insisting on carrying out this step without any ...

Saudi foreign minister: We have more important issues than the Qatar crisis

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar’s crisis is small matter and there are more important matters to attend to. Some of the threats that Jubeir mentioned include the Iranian threat to Arab national security, the fights against terrorism, the Syrian crisis, Libya, Yemen’s stability, internal development, implementing Vision 2030 in Saudi Arabia and reform. Jubeir stressed that "we need not to concern ourselves with the Qatari subject." ...

Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Secretary-General of the Arab League has said that Iran seeks to be a “dangerous dagger” in the region, especially toward Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. Ahmed Aboul Gheit also confirmed a recent missile launched by Houthi militias targeting Saudi Arabia was Iranian-made. “Ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have amounted to 76 rockets, all Iranian-made, and therefore we affirm our full solidarity with Saudi Arabia in everything it takes to protect its national ...

Arab league to meet on Iran at Saudi request

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss “violations” committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, said the document shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday. Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League members Qatar and Lebanon. ...

Arab League stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threats

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The League of Arab States declared its solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against any foreign threats targeting its security. Ahmed Abul-Gheit, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, condemned the unprecedented escalation of violence against Saudi Arabia. He stated that the Iranian interventions in the Arab countries are intolerable and unacceptable all over the Arab States, as they reflect Iran’s desire to create tension and unrest in order to exercise hegemony over the region ...

Arab League Secretary General says no to a Kurdish state

Friday, 6 October 2017

The Arab League has taken a clear position on the Kurdish call for independence. “Today the Kurds are calling for a State of their own… why not the Yazidis, why not the Pashtuns, why not the Assyrians, why not lots of others?” said Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in his opening speech at NATO Defense College Foundation’s conference on Arab geopolitics in Rome, Italy. Watch the conference live here “History teaches us that ...

Amr Moussa’s book and his understanding of the region

Monday, 18 September 2017

Veteran Egyptian diplomat Amr Moussa recently published his first memoirs. The book stirred controversy and sparked political and media battles. Moussa was an envoy and minister and also former chief of the Arab League. As he has occupied many positions, he knows a lot about the region’s secrets and he is actually a part of many such secrets. He did not write his memoirs after decades of retirement as he has been active during Egypt’s recent developments when he headed the committee ...

Mashari Althaydi

Qatar’s characteristic obstinacy and Iran’s ‘honor’

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Qatar’s delegate to the Arab League, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, recently spoke with such strange insolence about Iran’s honor. Meanwhile, efforts by the American Congress are underway to impose more sanctions on Iran because of its support of terrorism. As Muraikhi defended Iran’s political honor, Hassan Nasrallah, his guide Khomeini and his friend Bashar Al Assad proudly announced victory. Victory against whom? Against the Syrian people, Arabs and mainly Saudi Arabia and ...

Mashari Althaydi

Trump, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed discuss efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

US President, Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to discuss efforts to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar, the White House said in a statement. “The President underscored the importance of unity among United States partners in the region and the need for all countries to do more to cut off funding for terrorist groups, discredit extremist ideology, and defeat terrorism,” the White House statement read. The call comes ...

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