Hariri calls for Arab strategy

Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri calls for Arab strategy to fight all types of extremism

Hariri calls for Arab strategy

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday called for the establishment of an Arab strategy for the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.

Hariri told reporters following a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. "Perils surround the Arab world, which makes it necessary for an Arab strategy to be created to counter all these dangers. Moderation is the only key to fight all types of extremism." 

Hariri, however, equated Iran with ISIL and Al-Nusra Front when it came to extremism. Both groups are fighting in Syria, but ISIL has overrun vast territories in both Syria and Iraq.

"Frankly speaking, we have observations when it comes to Iran," Hariri said. "But this does not mean that we are against Iran," he added.

Hariri, meanwhile, noted that al-Assad cannot not remain in power. Referring to a round of talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in Geneva in 2012, the former premier said that al-Assad had to step down and allow the transfer of power in his country in line with the outcome of the talks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Mart 2015, 17:18
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