newsmoments.net
newsmoments.net December 17, 2017


Israeli PM to discuss Iran, Hezbollah with France's Macron

21 November 2017, 12:54 | Simon Arnold

Peter Biro

Peter Biro

Lebanese Foreign Minister Jibran Bassil was absent and was instead represented by Lebanon's permanent representative to the Arab League, Antoine Azzam.

Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, urged strong action by the Arab League against Iran.

They warned Iran not to interfere in the internal affairs of the region and stressed that Tehran should halt its support for Houthi rebels and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

In a resolution long on criticism but short on concrete steps, Arab foreign ministers who met in Cairo Sunday delivered a tirade of criticism against Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, saying Tehran was destabilizing the region.

The League ministers affirmed Riyadh´s right to defend its territory and said they would support all legitimate procedures it might take "against these Iranian violations".


Jubeir said the Arab Peace Initiative would normalize relations between Israel and Arab states.

This latest flare up between Saudi Arabia and Iran was sparked by a November 4 incident in which Iranian-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh's worldwide airport.

Saudi Arabia has accused Tehran of involvement in the firing of a ballistic missile at Riyadh this month by Yemen's Iran-allied rebels.

Earlier Sunday, Abul Gheit said the missile fired at Riyadh was made in Iran.

In statements posted on Twitter, Aoun said Lebanon could not be held "responsible" for regional conflicts. The meeting was held at the behest of Saudi Arabia amid heightened tension with Iran over developments in Lebanon and ongoing war against Yemen.


Hariri is now in Paris, where he arrived on Saturday after spending 13 says in Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was chaired by Djibouti's Foreign Minister and current chairman of the Arab Council of Foreign Ministers, Mahmoud Ali Yusuf, at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo and was attended by 15 ministers and six ministerial representatives. Both have denied any involvement in the incident.

Lebanon was among the countries that voted in favour of the Arab League resolution, except for the points in which Hizbollah was mentioned.

They also demanded Hezbollah stop intervening in regional conflicts and spreading extremism and sectarianism.

Addressing the Arab foreign ministers' meeting, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: "Showing leniency toward Iran will not leave any Arab capital safe from those ballistic missiles".


A source close to Hariri said that meeting aimed to "continue the series of Arab and worldwide consultations".



Other News

Trending Now

Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating
Jaitely said: "Smooth transition of GST is universally recognised as a landmark reform in Indian tax structure". Taking on opposition, Jaitley said those who had doubts about the government's reforms must introspect.

Sixteen killed after boat capsizes in Vijayawada
A helpline with toll free number 18004250101 was opened to help the relatives of the victims to get the information. At least 14 people were killed after a boat capsized in Krishna district's Ibrahimpatnam Mandal, ANI reported.

New 2018 iPad Pro concept imagines Face ID & bezel-less design
We could expect to see the revolutionary 3D facial recognition feature on the next iPad. Face ID on iPad models is said to bring in the same features it has in the iPhone X.

President Trump fires back at father of UCLA basketball player
Hill, Riley and Ball had been required to stay at their hotel in Hangzhou after being questioned about a shoplifting incident. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A.

United States to end protected immigration status for Nicaraguans
No matter what, I'm not leaving" said Osario, who has been in the US for 26 years, the last 19 as a TPS holder. For Martínez, the elimination of TPS would mean having to forcefully return to El Salvador.

Panel for pay hike of lower court judges likely to be setup
The Chief Justice refused to ban the press from reporting the case, stating "I believe in freedom of speech, expression". Two other judges, Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan, recused themselves from the proceedings.

Chinese spend billions shopping online on 'Singles Day'
More than 90 percent of Alipay orders were placed via mobile, the majority on Alibaba's main e-commerce platform Taobao.com. Total GMV of $25.3 billion was generated by 812 million 11.11 delivery orders versus 657 million a year ago , up 23%.

Tesla to enter trucking business with new electric semi
Analyst at Kelly Blue Book, Rebecca Lindland, told CNBC: "The biggest challenge Tesla faces with its semi is customers". The semi truck, called Tesla Semi , can go as far as 500 miles between charges and can haul 80,000 pounds at a time.

Facebook to make mobile payments service available outside US
Facebook's David Marcus explained today on Facebook , "With Messenger P2P, it's fast, easy and secure to send and receive money". Additionally, Apple has its own Venmo-like money transfer service in the works that's due to be released sometime this fall.

'Wonder Woman 2' Release Date Moved Up 6 Weeks
In this file photo from April 26, 2017, Brett Ratner arrives at the Wolfgang Puck's Post-Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony Celebration in Beverly Hills, California.