Iran news in brief, 14 September 2017
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Qatar describes Iran as ‘honorable’, Saudi Arabia says ‘good luck’
The 148th Foreign Ministers’ ordinary session at the Arab League Council’s inauguration, today, Tuesday, September 13, was not a peaceful juncture.
The Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sultan bin Saad al- Marikhi, provoked the four boycotting countries with his statements.
Marikhi justified Qatar’s relations with Iran referring to it as “an honorable country.”
Responding to Marikhi, Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and delegate to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Kattan, said Qatar will regret its relations with Iran, referring to the Iranian conspiracy against the Gulf States.
Washington concerned about Iran’s participation in Astana
The State Department on Tuesday expressed concern about Iran’s participation in the Astana negotiations as a backer of the cease-fire and noted that Tehran’s support for Assad increases the severity of the conflict and the suffering of the Syrians.
The US State Department announced earlier that a delegation from Washington would travel to Astana to participate as observers in the Astana 6 negotiations on Syria, which will be held on 14 and 15 September.
Iran magnifies the role of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Geagea responds
In an exaggerated statement, Iran spoke of the role Hezbollah played for the sake of Lebanon and its people.
This was followed by a response from Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces, to the statement by the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani who spoke of what he referred to as the “favour” Hezbollah did for the government and the army in Lebanon.
Geagea said in a statement on Wednesday that Shamkhani's speech was not accurate, as the favour that Hezbollah takes credit for is serving the government and the army of Iran, not the Lebanese government.
Iran Revolutionary Guards’ commanders to support militias in the region
An Iranian military official revealed that the Revolutionary Guard has sent commanders and trainers to the battlefields to support its militias in the region as part of the military intervention of Tehran in the Arab countries.
Brigadier Hamid Abadri, deputy Dean of the Imam Hussein University, which is specialized in preparing officers and commanders of the Revolutionary Guard, stated that they have dispatched a number of leaders and trainers from the establishment to battlefields he described as “resistance fronts,” a description adopted by Iran on its allies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
Analysts believe that Syria and Iraq have become a living ground to train the Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian militias in these two Arab countries.