Arab League chief: Iran should ‘reflect, reverse course’ in wake of Gulf of Oman attacks

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Friday that, following events in the Gulf of Oman, Iranians should “reflect, and reverse course.” (AFP/File Photo)
Updated 17 June 2019

Arab League chief: Iran should ‘reflect, reverse course’ in wake of Gulf of Oman attacks

  • Gheit said the recent developments in the Middle East region risk deepening confrontations
  • Also said Iran is pushing everyone toward a confrontation

RIYADH: Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Friday that, following events in the Gulf of Oman, Iranians should “reflect, and reverse course.”

Gheit said the recent developments in the Middle East region risk deepening confrontations, and urged restraint from both sides to prevent that.

He said: “Sadly, we have a problem in the Middle East with a very important and large Muslim state — Iran.

“Iran is pushing everyone toward a confrontation where no one would be safe if it happens,” he added.


Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce

Updated 5 min 46 sec ago

Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar could not be expected to respect a cease-fire called between his forces and pro-government troops in Libya.
Commenting on reported violations of the truce, Erdogan said: “It is not possible to expect mercy and understanding from someone like this (Haftar) on the cease-fire.”
Turkey backs Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli and has repeatedly described Haftar and his forces as illegitimate.