Monday, 20 November 2017
Latest news
Main » Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request

Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request

13 November 2017

His comments came after French President Emmanuel Macron urged firmness with Iran regarding its missile program and influence in the Middle East, in an interview with the United Arab Emirates-based al-Ittihad newspaper.

"There are negotiations we need to start on Iran's ballistic missiles", Macron said.

Referring to the Saudi claim, the French President had raised the prospect of possible sanctions with regard to those activities.

Qassemi finally noted that Iran expects the French government to adopt tangible measures including pressurizing its allies into immediately stopping their war and bloodshed in Yemen in order to establish ceasefire and restore peace and stability to the country.

"We have told French officials repeatedly that the nuclear deal is not negotiable and other issues will not be allowed to be added to it".

Trump announced last month that he will no longer certify Iran's compliance, despite the United Nations nuclear agency's reports verifying Iran's full commitment.

Philippine President Duterte serenades Trump at ASEAN gala
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is another key backer of Duterte, with the pair having established a warm relationship. Asked if he will discuss EJKs with the U.S President? "I don't care about human rights, believe me".

Iran's nuclear deal saw sanctions imposed on Tehran lifted in exchange for limits on its atomic program.

Last month, Macron told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call that France remained committed to the deal but stressed on the necessity to have a dialogue with Iran on other strategic issues, including Tehran's ballistic missile programme, a proposal ruled out by Iran. During his visit to Dubai on Thursday, he referred to a missile which was sacked from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying Huthi rebels with ballistic missiles.

Although Iran's ballistic program is not included under the terms of the nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US President Donald Trump has maintained his tough stance on Iran, refusing to re-certify Iran's compliance in October.

Iran has denied any involvement in the missile attack while calling the Saudi accusations "false, destructive, irresponsible and, above all, provocative".

Arab League To Meet On Iran at Saudi Request