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Arab League Calls for Immediate De-escalation in Libya: Abul Gheit


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Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:27 GMT

Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit called on Tuesday September 10th for immediate de-escalation of operations in Libya, in order to reach a permanent ceasefire and to resume the United Nations-sponsored political process.

Abul Gheit praised the UN-led peace process in Hodeida, “but it is facing obstacles from Houthis.

“The Houthi party does not make its own decisions, but its decisions are dictated by another country.” Abul Gheit said in a statement.

He is calling Iran to lift its hand from the Yemeni issue and stop supporting the militias financially and militarily.

“We call on Iran not to turn Yemen into a platform to threaten the security of neighbouring countries,” he said.

He confirmed that Yemen and its people are part of the Arab nation, adding that ties with the Arab world are the most important.

In addition, Abul Gheit is warning against Iranian interference in Arab affairs.

“Tehran's interference is very dangerous, and it has turned from igniting internal crises to actions threatening navigation,” he said.

Concerning the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Abul Gheit affirmed that the international community continues to confirm that Jerusalem is the occupied capital of Palestine.

“The United States gives Israel political cover to attack some Arab countries. It is playing with fire” he said, warning against continuing Israeli actions that would blow up tensions in the region.

He said that the Arab League is looking forward to the Arab-African Summit in Saudi Arabia in November.

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