Iran-GCC Media War.The Bahrain and Lebanon issues have fuelled a media war between Iran and the GCC GCC: see Gulf Cooperation Council.
(compiler, programming) GCC - The GNU Compiler Collection, which currently contains front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj, etc). . This has coincided with a new low in Iranian-Saudi relations, reflected by Iran's intense reaction to a religious decree by two prominent Wahhabi religious imams in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (sä`dē ərā`bēə, sou`–, sô–), officially Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, kingdom (2005 est. pop. sanctioning the destruction of revered Shi'ite shrines in Iraq.
Iran's officials and media pundits now are focusing on "the negative role of Saudi Arabia", wondering why the US government is quiet about "the Saudi role in fomenting the instability in Iraq". The US military in Baghdad has recently reported that more than 60% of the foreign Neo-Salafi fighters in Iraq are Saudi nationals and several thousand of them are in US custody in Iraq. "What would happen if, instead of Saudis, these suicide bombers were from Iran?" an Iranian MP recently asked reporters when he accused the US of "double standards in turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's subversive role".
At their July 24 meeting with the US diplomats in Baghdad, Iran's delegation raised the issue of US laxity laxity /lax·i·ty/ (lak´si-te)
1. slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or rigidity.
2. slackness or displacement in the motion of a joint.lax´
looseness. towards Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi movement which is Salafi. A report by Asia Times Online Asia Times Online is an Internet-only news and commentary publication that reports and examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues, looking at these from an Asian perspective. on July 26 quoted a recent Tehran daily editorial as saying Saudi Arabia was "opposed to the security talks between Iran and the US government". Asia Times said most Iranian political analysts were in agreement that the Saudis were afraid of democracy in Iraq Iraq and Democracy focuses on the history of democracy in Iraq. Moreover, the article presents various opinions of Middle East Scholars and Politicians on contemporary debates about the future prospect for democracy in Iraq. and the empowerment of Iraqi Shi'ites, "which they believe would inflame the situation of the long-oppressed Shi'ite minority in Saudi Arabia".
Asia Times quoted a Tehran University political scientist as saying: "It is not just the Saudi kingdom, the whole... [GCC]...run by oil sheikhs are wary of an Arab democracy blossoming in Iraq". In the aftermath of Kayhan's July 9 editorial, the GCC media have gone on the offensive, describing Iran as an "enemy of God and Islam", "worse than the infidel INFIDEL, persons, evidence. One who does not believe in the existence of a God, who will reward or punish in this world or that which is to come. Willes' R. 550. This term has been very indefinitely applied. West", and an "enemy of Arabs". They described Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei as a "na?ve dictator".
In response, the Iranian media have accused the Kuwaiti leadership of complicity in Iraq's invasion of Iran in 1980 and the Saudi government of tacitly endorsing the blistering blis·ter·ing
See vesiculation. anti-Shi'ite fatwa fat·wa
A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.
[Arabic fatw (religious decree) by Wahhabi imams.
Tehran is trying some damage control by holding a religious conference on the Prophet Muhammad, which was announced on the recent return of President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad from Syria. But given the radical image of Ahmadi-Nejad, moderate Arab states including Saudi Arabia are increasingly worried about what they perceive as an Iranian quest to dominate the region.
An editorial in a Kuwaiti newspaper close to the ruling al-Sabah family has castigated Tehran for dreaming of the resurrection of the "defunct Persian Empire". This was strongly denied by Tehran's leadership, which relies on the slogan of "Islamic unity Noun 1. Islamic Unity - a fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries ", even though to many Sunni Arabs in GCC states it rings hollow.
Iran's image problem is partly attributed to the gap between its foreign-policy rhetoric and its actual behaviour. This gap was widened as a result of a misreading MISREADING, contracts. When a deed is read falsely to an illiterate or blind man, who is a party to it, such false reading amounts to a fraud, because the contract never had the assent of both parties. 5 Co. 19; 6 East, R. 309; Dane's Ab. c. 86, a, 3, Sec. 7; 2 John. R. 404; 12 John. R. of Khamenei's recent speech in which he labelled Iran's current foreign policy "offensive". Among other things, Khamenei said: "we do not mean Iran is at war with the world...we mean that Iran makes [social] demands, such as on issues of women, global inequality".
UN Concern Over Arms Flow To Hizbullah: A French-US draft presidential statement presented to the UNSC UNSC United Nations Security Council
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UNSC United Nations Staff College on July 25 expressed grave concern over "persistent reports" of breaches of the arms embargo An arms embargo is an embargo that applies to weaponry. It may also include "dual use" items. An arms embargo may serve one or more purposes:
The draft expressed "deep concern about reports that suspected armed Hizbullah elements were alleged to be constructing new facilities in the Bekaa Valley". The statement, July 23, the day Al-Jazeera aired the first part of Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's interview, in which he declared his group possessed an arsenal of rockets which could reach any corner of Israel, including Tel Aviv Tel Aviv (tĕl əvēv`), city (1994 pop. 355,200), W central Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. Oficially named Tel Aviv–Jaffa, it is Israel's commercial, financial, communications, and cultural center and the core of its largest .
The draft took note of "detailed information" received from the Lebanese government concerning "dangerous activities of armed elements and groups, in particular the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command Noun 1. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe
PFLP-GC and Fatah Intifada". It reiterated the UNSC's call for the disbanding and disarmament of all militias and armed groups in Lebanon.
The draft welcomed arrangements between Lebanon, the UN and Israel, and took note of commitments to reach an agreement on the northern part of the town of Ghajar, occupied by Israel. It encouraged the parties to co-operate with UNIFIL UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon to mark the Blue Line visibly and appealed to all parties concerned to respect this line, expressing "deep concern at the increase in Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace".
The draft underscored the obligation of all member-states, mentioning Syria and Iran by name, to "take all necessary measures to implement paragraph 15 of Resolution 1701 to enforce the arms embargo". It expressed "deepest concern" over Hizbullah's failure to return the two Israeli soldiers held by the group since July 12, 2006, or provide proof the two were alive. The draft called for the Israeli soldiers' "immediate and unconditional return".
The statement welcomed the recommendations of the Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team and requested the UN secretary-general, in consultation with the Lebanese government, to assess the implementation of the recommendations and to update the UNSC regularly on the issue.
The draft said the UNSC looked forward to progress between the Lebanese and Syrian governments in "delineating their common borders and to the re-establishment of a joint boundary commission". It welcomed the secretary-general's intention to engage in further discussions on the territorial definition of the Sheb'a Farms "that will strengthen a diplomatic process aimed at resolving this key issue in accordance with the relevant provisions of Resolution 1701".