That country needs assistance in making the transition to responsible, accountable democracy after a generation of corrupt leadership.
Posts Tagged: Lebanon
To do so would mean more than staying in step with Trump. For no US administration could accept being bound into a UN system without a veto.
It really was a trip that will be forever etched into my mind. I was utterly stupid and irresponsible to go. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
Rashad Ali: In Syria, Iraq and, yes, Iran, there is rejoicing at the death of Solemani – terrorist and war criminal
The death toll that can be laid at his feet is far greater than that attributable to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
Garvan Walshe: You can’t eat the hashd al-sha’bi or fill up your car with Hezbollah. Iran’s theocrats hunker down as protests mount.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over a hundred people are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
Garvan Walshe: Assailed by police, polls and a triumvirate of ex-generals, can Netanyahu hold on to power?
The odds are stacking ever higher against the man who has dominated his country’s politics for years.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Marc Morrison: It’s time to engage with Lebanon not just militarily, but economically – and to appoint a trade ambassador
The country’s Prime Minister, Speaker and President, all stressed how much they would welcome working with the UK to encourage investment.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
We are not just helping them – we are empowering them to help themselves. That transforms individual lives and helps the region to stabilise.
It won’t be easy but regional powers can make it happen if they make the right choices.
Bob Blackman: Ministers must not yield to Iran’s blackmail in their struggle to get Nazanin back home
Her release will only happen without a far higher cost if we are to penalise the regime for its unacceptable actions and make them costly instead of profitable.
Garvan Walshe: In Lebanon, Saudi Arabia plays with fire. And there is no American adult to provide supervision.
The Saudi crown prince is in a hurry on every front – if anyone is advising him to take care, then he is certainly not listening to them.
The goals of the young Crown Prince are broadly in line with ours. But we should be urging calm thinking and cool heads.