Tomorrow in Riyadh there will be a special meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), dedicated to the Iranian interference in Arab’s internal affairs, in particular in Iraq. The members will also discuss on how to strengthen the defense and military relations, in view of the next meeting in Riyadh on March 15/16. In the meantime, speaking in the UN, Deputy Permanent Representative of UAE Jamal al Musharakh, denounced that Iran is the common denominator of the conflict in Syria and Yemen. He denounced that: “Iran has created more tension and instability in our region, making it a serious threat to the Middle East through its expansionist policies, exporting its revolution to other countries, in flagrant violations of international sovereignty and of the internal affairs of neighboring countries“. Finally, in these hours, Abu Dhabi have announced the condemned to jail two Iranians, accused of smuggling weapons in the United Arab Emirates.
Mehdi Tayeb, head of the Ammar Base – a body created to respond to the “soft war” – said that Iran needs to send weapons to the Houthi rebels, in order to conquer the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. For Tayeb, who is close to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, Tehran needs to send to Yemen surface-to-air missiles, permitting in this way to the Houthis to react to the attacks of the Saudi coalitions and to conquer cities like Riyadh and Jeddah. In the same speech, in front of other Iranian officials, Tayeb attacked the President Rouhani, saying that he has blocked suddenly three arms shipments to Houthis, in order to avoid crisis with United States.
Last Friday, dozens of Jordanian protesters, took the street to express they anger against the Iranian regime. In the last period, there was tension between Amman and Tehran, after the Jordanian king accused the Iranian to interfere in the internal affairs of the Arab States. The anti-Iranian protest was held in Mafraq, and the people demanded the expulsion of the Iranian Ambassador and diplomats in Jordan. During the protest, the demonstrators burned not only the flag of Iran, but also the pictures of Iranian leaders like Khamenei and Rouhani, or the leaders of proxy groups of Tehran (like the Secretary of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah, of Bashar al Assad, the leader of the Yemeni Houthi rebels and the former Iraqi Premier al-Maliki). Below the pictures of the protest.
The Brigades of the Martyrs al-Nasser Mohiuddin – military wing of the Arab Liberation Movement of Ahwaz – attacked an oil pipeline close to Ahwaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province. After the attack, a video of the action was published on Youtube. A similar action has happened in February 2017, when the Brigades of the Martyrs al-Nasser Mohiuddin attacked the Maroun oil field, the second-largest oil field of Iran.
During the meeting in the capital of Jordan, Amman, between the Saudi King Salman and the King of Jordan Abdullah II, the two leaders approved a joint statement, condemning the Iranian meddling in the internal affairs of the countries of the region, in the Syrian war and in the Yemeni war.
It line with the words of Salman and Abudllah II, the participants to the Arab League Summit of Amman (March 23-29), are ready to take a strong stance against the behavior of the Iranian regime. The Kurdish press agency Rudaw, revealed the draft of an anti-Iranian resolution, which will be approved during the summit. The document, composed by 15 points, condemns: the Iranian meddling in Arab internal affairs; the Iranian promotion of sectarianism; the Iranian attack against Saudi diplomatic missions in Mashhad and Tehran; the Iranian leaders animosity against the Arab countries; the Iranian occupation of the Emirate islands (Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs); the Iranian and Hezbollah attempt to overthrow the Bahrain’s monarchy; the Iranian role in the Syrian and in Yemeni conflicts. The document also underlined the important verify the fully commit of Iran to the respect of the UN resolution 2231 (approved after the nuclear deal signed in Vienna).
More important, the resolution contains also an article, in which it is written that a special four-party commission will be created, under the leadership of the Foreign Minister of Emirates. The other three members will be the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt (inside commission there will be also the Secretary General of Arab League, which will coordinate the activity of the special commission).
The Interior Ministry of Bahrain, announced the arrest of 14 people, part of a terrorist cell linked to Iran. The statement also said that, the 14 elements, were directly coordinated by the Iranian Pasdaran. Six of the terrorists have received training by the Iranian IRGC, five by Hezbollah and 3 by local elements. The goal of the terrorist cell was to assassinate important figures of the State and carrying out operations against convoys of members of the security apparatus. In the last years, the 14 members of the cell did around 66 trips to Iran. One of the terrorists arrested, Yasser Ahmed Abdullah Ali, not only admitted to have received training by Pasdaran, but also that he had the task to attack US soldiers in Bahrain.
Iran admitted that it’s taking steps to increase its support to the Houthi militia in Yemen. The goal of Tehran is to transform the Houthi militia in a new Hezbollah. For this reason, the Quds Force is working to transfer to Sana’a more sophisticated weapons and more military advisers. As proved, the Islamic Republic sends weapons to the Houthi from Somalia, using especially small fishing boats, which are difficult to detect. In Yemen, the main port used by Iran to transfer the weapons to the local Shia militia is the Port of Mukalla. It also seems that, in order to achieve its goal, Tehran is sending the Afghan and Shi’ite Arab veterans of the Syrian war in Yemen, to train the Houthi.
Speaking in a radio interview, the Spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Abu Zeid, praised the relations between Cairo and Riyadh. Abu Zeid also announced that soon Saudi Arabia will restart to supply Egypt with oil. Regarding the relations with Iran, Abu Zeid said that, despite Egypt recognizes the size of a country such Iran, it also considers negatively the Iranian intervention in the region.
The interview of Abu Zeid is particularly important for two reasons: first, it represent a negative answer to the recent attempt of the Iranian speaker of the Parliament, Ali Larijani, to court Egypt, in order to strengthen the relations between Cairo and Tehran. Second, it could indicate a new wave in the Egyptian foreign policy, in which Cairo will be more close to the position of the Arab League, especially in condemning the pro Iranian axis, as requested by the Gulf States.
Source: RT Arabic
Speaking in a press conference Ali Larijani – the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament – said that Tehran sees positively all the initiatives that will bring to a normalization of the relations between the Islamic Republic and Egypt. Larijani added that Tehran and Cairo have taken two different paths after the signing of the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel, but that today the conditions are changing and the two countries share common interests. Despite all these words, Larijani was forced to admit that until now the steps taken in the direction of the normalization of the diplomatic relations, did not achieve the strengthening of the relations between Iran and Egypt.
Jafar al-Hosseini, Spokesman of the Iraqi Shia militia Kata’ib Hezbollah – trained and financed by Iran – accused Turkey for the stalling of the Mosul campaign. Al-Hosseini said that Ankara gives direct support to Daesh, from its military Camp Ba’shiqah, helping also the families of the fighters of Daesh to escape from Mosul. He also added that Turkey supplies Daesh with intelligence information, giving to the jihadists logistic support through its pilots. Because of these reasons, Jafar al-Hosseini underlined that there is no diplomatic solutions with Turkey and that the only goal must be the expulsion of the Turkish soldiers using weapons.