In this third of a series of special Diplomatic Avenue episodes during the U.N. General Assembly, Al Arabiya News Channel’s bureau chief in New York Talal al-Haj conducts interviews with two political analysts and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond.
The interview with Hammond touched on Britain’s concerns about any retaliation from the Islamic State of Iraq, London’s position on the U.S.-led coalition to defeat the militant group, developments in Iraq and the issue of arming moderate Syrian opposition forces, among others.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.