Visiting Kuwait, the Iraqi President Fuad Masum said that his country is ready to develop the relations with Saudi Arabia. President Masum revealed that, before leaving Iraq, he went in Najaf and met with Ayatollah al-Sistani. The notorious Shia cleric asked him to maintain the neutrality of Iraq in the Gulf’s diplomatic crisis, and gave him his blessing for a next visit in Saudi Arabia. During the meeting with the Sheikh Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, the two parts agreed on the developing of the relations between Baghdad and Kuwait city, serving the interests of the two “brotherly peoples”.
The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani, was welcome by an angry mob, while visiting Sarpol-e Zahab, capital of the Kermanshah Province (close to Iraqi border). The earthquake victims accused Larijani of having waited seven days to visit the region, and for the regime’s incapability to organize the relief efforts
The MP Ahmad Salek, member of the conservative faction, asks to the Government to block the visit of the French President Macron in Iran. He accused France of having committed crimes during the “imposed war” (the Iran-Iraq War), and asked to Macron to apologize for his words against the Iranian missile program. Ahmad Salek also added that Macron is plotting against Iran, promoting sedition inside the country. Ali Motahari, vice Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, reacted saying that the decision will be in the hands of the high authorities of the country.
Lebanese pro-Hezbollah newspaper al-Akhbar, writes that Samir Geagea is behind the resignation of Saad Hariri. In September 28, Geagea visited Saudi Arabia and met with King Salman. In that meeting, Salman expressed his commitment to confront Iran and Hezbollah, helping also Saad Hariri and the financial crisis of Lebanon. Geagea answered that Hariri was not the right person to confront Iran, because he had an agreement with President of Lebanon Aoun, and also meets once a week the political advisor of Hassan Nasrallah, Hussein Khalil. After the words of Geagea, Saudis started to think about Bahaa Hariri – elder brother of Saad – as the Sunni figure which could lead the confrontation.
Leaving Saudi Arabia, Samir Geagea went in Australia, where he started to attack directly Saad Hariri, accusing his Government to push for a “normalization of the relations with Syrian regime”. When, in October 2017, the Lebanese Government decided to appoint Saad Zakhia as new Ambassador of Lebanon in Syria, the Ministers of Lebanese Force declared their reservation to the Government’s decision.
In the plan to promote the figure of Bahaa Hariri, also former Lebanese Minister of Justice Ashraf Rifi, played a role: he met Bahaa Hariri in Monaco, passing through Milan, to dispel suspicions. Rifi returned in Beirut on Saturday – passing always through Milan – the same day of Hariri’s resignation. The next day, Bahaa Hariri travelled from Monaco to Riyadh. Yesterday, broking the silence, Bahaa Hariri spoke with the Associated Press (from Monaco), supporting the resignation of his brother, praising Saudi Arabia and attacking Hezbollah.
In order to exploit the business opportunity with Qatar and the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, the Iranian traders have exported to Doha damaged goods and rotten food. As admitted also by the Director of the Shiraz airport, Tehran was forced to stop the shipping to Qatar, because the fruit and vegetables destined to the Arab country contained mud and were put in unhealthy cardboard boxes. Worse: the Qatari Ministry of Health denounced that the fruits imported from Iran have chemical origin, and were sent to Doha by cargos without any supervision. The result was that the Qatari people have received toxin food from Iran!
In an interview with the press agency ILNA, Hossein Ansari Gabri – Foreign Minister’s assistant for Arab and African Affairs – said that, despite disagreement with Hamas, the Iranian policy on Palestine never changed. The Iranian official admitted that there have been different views on the Syrian issues with Hamas, but the two side never ceased their relations and Tehran always supported the “Palestinian resistance groups”. Speaking about the recent summit of Astana, Ansari Gabri said that Tehran, Ankara and Moscow have establishment a monitoring station in Idlib
A delegation of the Kurdish National Council, formed on October 2011 in Erbil under the sponsorship of Massoud Barzani, visited Saudi Arabia, and met with Foreign Ministry’s officials. In particular the Syrian delegation met also with Mr. Ahmed al-Sheikh, political advisor and responsible of the Syrian affairs in the Saudi MFA. The two parts exchanged views on the Syrian conflict, and agreed on organizing soon a conference of the Syrian opposition in Riyadh. The Saudi praised the important role of the Kurdish National Council, also in the regional contest. The Kurdish delegation, for its part, stressed the need to strengthen the relations with Saudi Arabia and the key role of the Kingdom in finding a political solution in Syria.
Source: Radio Farda
Ahmad Mola Abu Nahaz, known as Ahmed Nisi, leader of the Arab Struggle Movement (separatist group of the Iranian Province of Khuzestan), was killed yesterday in the city of The Hague. According to the press, he was murdered in front of his home in Netherland. No information, for the moment, about the killers (there are rumors that they have been arrested, but it is not sure). Ahmed Nisi left Iran in 2005, going to Netherland in order to find political asylum.
The website Amad News writes that the real reason of the resignation of Saad Hariri as Prime Minister of Lebanon, is the result of the threats of officials of the Iranian regime. In particular, Hariri decided to resign after a meeting that she had in Beirut with Ali Akbar Velayati. In this meeting, Velayati asked to Hariri to support openly Hezbollah, or he would reveal contacts of the Future Movement with the Syrian Ahrar al-Sham. More, he said that they will reveal contacts between the Future Movement and Israel. Amad News added that Velayati, while threatening the former Lebanese Premier, said to him “if you will not express the support for Hezbollah, your father’s end is awaiting you Saad Hariri refused to express his public support for Hezbollah, travelled to Saudi Arabia and decided to resign.
Iranian filmmaker and journalist Mohammad Nourizad, speaking in an interview, denounced that Iran is behind the recent launch of a missile against Riyadh. He also criticized the Iranian intervention in supporting the Houthi, in Syria and Iraq. Nourizad also added that Iran is a medieval and bloody regime, which needs to change its clerical leadership. As well known, Mohammad Nourizad is a member of the Iranian opposition and because of this reason he arrested many times and beaten by the security forces. Despite the violence that he suffered, he does not support the armed struggle, preferring peaceful protests and appeals. In a letter sent to the Supreme Leader, Nourizad also asked to Khamenei to step down.