Source: RTArabic; Tasnim News
The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, accused Iran of violating the UN resolution 2231. In particular, Paris accuses Tehran of violating the UN Resolution with its ballistic missile tests, in clear violation of the Annex B of the UN Resolution 2231. More, during the recent EU meeting in Bruxelles, Le Drian asked to all the 28 countries, to express concerns for Iranian destabilization activities in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. Le Drian added that he will visit Iran in March, in order to start a new negotiation on Tehran’s missile program.
From Iran, arrived immediately the reaction of Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Parliament, who excluded any possibility of negotiations on the missile program. In these days Iran has organized a big military exercise – codenamed Muhammad Rasulullah-5 – launching different ballistic missiles, like the Fajr-5.
Source: Okaz; Qatarileaks
Arab media, close to Saudi Arabia’s positions, are accusing Qatar of having not only politically supported the Iranian regime, but also on having materially helped Tehran to crush the popular protests. In particular, different articles in Arabic are accusing the Qatari Emir, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, of having paid two billion dollars to Tehran, to support the repression of the demonstrations
<p align="justify"The former Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki, who is very close to the Tehran's regime, spoke for the first time about the protest in Iran. al-Maliki said that what its happening in Iran is an internal affair, and condemned who is trying to exploit the disorders and the confusion. He added that his party condemns any foreign meddling in the Iranian affairs, and expressed his loyalty to Khamenei.
In a tweet published on his official account, the Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, wrote that Iran has no real appreciation for the suffering of the Palestinian people. Tehran is only focused on the survival of the terrorist organization Hezbollah. In another tweet, few minutes after, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa added that in any case, “the Islamic Republic will not last”.
On the top, it is possible to see an animated video just released in Saudi Arabia, which simulates the conquering of Tehran by Saudi’s army. It seems that this video is the answer to another animated video produced last year in Iran, in which there was a simulation of Houthi’s missile attack against Saudi’s oil facilities (video below).
In what appeared a dangerous move which could spark new tension, the Arab media have published a video of the Iraqi shia commander Sheikh Amin Qais al-Khazali in southern Lebanon, very close to the Israeli border (ten kilometers from the Golan Heights). Sheikh Amin Qais al-Khazali is the commander of the Iraq shia militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq, financed and equipped by the Iranian Quds Force and part of the Popular Mobilization Forces. In the video, it is possible to see al-Khazali with a commander of Hezbollah and, speaking to the phone, saying that he is “full readiness to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause”. The Lebanese Government was not informed of this visit, which indicates another time its incapability (and the incapability of the Lebanese Army) to control the State’s territory.
Ali Shirazi, Khamenei’s representative in the Quds Force, warned Israel saying that “if the leaders of the Zionist entity will ignite a war in the region, hundreds of rockets will fall on Israel”. Yesterday, speaking in the opening of the Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, the Iranian President Rouhani described Israel as “an enemy of Islam” and attacked the Arab States which are openly declaring friendship to the “Zionist entity”.
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