Mısır'ın IŞİD'in etkin olduğu Sina Yarımadası'ndaki bir camiye cuma namazı sırasında düzenlenen saldırıda en az 309 kişinin öldürülmesi sonrası Rusya Savunma Bakanı Sergey Şoygu Kahire'yi ziyaret etti. Sisi ile görüşen Şoygu ''Mısır'a terörle mücadelede tam destek veriyoruz'' dedi.
"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "
Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)
Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
4 Kasım’da Suudi Arabistan’da bulunduğu sırada ve görünüşe göre baskı altında istifasını açıklayan Lübnan Başbakanı Saad Hariri, istifasını erteleyerek ülkesinin egemenliği lehine ve Suudi Veliaht Prensi Muhammed Bin Selman’ın Lübnan’a müdahalesine karşı tavır aldı.
Suudi Arabistan’da neler yaşandığı ve bundan sonra neler olacağı konusunda Hariri’nin “kendi vicdanının mahkemesinde kendi kendine tanık” olduğunu yazmıştık. Hariri, Prens Muhammed’in dayatması doğrultusunda istifa edip İran’la Hizbullah’a karşı muhalefet başlatsaydı Lübnan siyasetinde muhtemelen büyük bir tepkiyle karşılaşır, hem kendisi hem destekçileri feci bir itibar kaybıyla bedel öderdi. Bölgesel bir gücün talimatıyla “egemenlik” savunuculuğu yapılabileceğine kimse ikna olmadı. Kaldı ki Hizbullah bugün sıkça İran’ın “vekili” olarak tanımlansa da Lübnan’da güçlü bir halk tabanına sahip siyasi bir partidir.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The new Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Walid al-Yaaqoub, arrived Monday in Beirut to assume his duties, amid high Saudi-Lebanese and Saudi-Iranian tensions, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
The envoy was welcomed at the Rafik Hariri International Airport by acting protocol director at the Lebanese Foreign Ministry Assaf Doumit and the ambassadors of Kuwait, the UAE, Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Algeria and Sudan.
Saudi charge d'affaires Walid al-Bukhari and the Saudi embassy's staff were also present at the reception.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Hizbullah has welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to suspend his resignation pending talks describing his move as “positive.”
Hariri, who returned from a mysterious nearly three-week-long stay abroad, had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during a TV broadcast from Saudi Arabia, citing assassination threats as well as the negative impact on Lebanon and the region of Hizbullah and its Iranian patrons.
After a puzzling mini-odyssey that took him to France, Egypt and Cyprus, Hariri arrived back in his homeland on Tuesday and then announced that he was putting his decision to quit on hold ahead of negotiations.
Hizbullah's parliamentary group said in a statement Thursday that the party was "very satisfied with the political developments".
"The return of the head of government, his positive comments and the consultations offer a glimpse of a return to normalcy," it said.
Hariri, a 47-year-old Sunni politician whose family made its fortune in Saudi Arabia and whose Future Movement is supported by Riyadh, said upon his return that Lebanon should remain neutral in the region.
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat denounced on Friday what he described as “Iranian dictates” assuring that the Lebanese are well aware of their own interests and able to address their own affairs.
“As the Lebanese have disapproved the unusual manner that some Saudi circles have used in dealing with (PM) Sheikh Saad, we reject this Iranian dictates by the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Mohammed Ali Jafari” said Jumblat in a tweet on Friday.
“The Lebanese have the experience and know-how to deal with their issues through dialogue,” added the MP.
On Thursday, Jafari said the issue of Hizbullah's arms is "non-negotiable." He said Lebanon remains Israel's first target, adding that therefore Hizbullah should be armed against it to maintain security in Lebanon.
"It is natural that Hizbullah should be equipped with the best weapons for its security. This issue is not negotiable, and all of Lebanon, except a number of little puppets, support the arming of Hizbullah," he said, according to comments in the Iranian semi-official Fars news agency.
Jumblat, head of the Democratic Gathering bloc, had met with Hariri Thursday evening at the Center House accompanied by MP Wael Abu Faour and in the presence of Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury.
“We, the country and Sheikh Saad went through an exceptional situation but of course it was solved wisely and politically, thanks to the wisdom of Sheikh Saad and all parties in Lebanon, if not all at least the majority. Now we have a new start,” Jumblat had stated.