Skip to comments.Pope Francis seeks closer Iran ties: Vatican envoy
Posted on 11/05/2013 2:46:31 PM PST by Carbonsteel
The Vaticans new Apostolic Nuncio to Iran says Pope Francis seeks closer bilateral relations between the Catholic government and the Islamic Republic.
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Meanwhile, he just recently turned down a meeting with Netanyahu. And so it goes.
(AGI) - Berlin, Aug. 26 - After having a protagonist role for peace in Lebanon Italy asks to take part in the 5+ 1 group that negotiates with Iran on nuclear. Foreign minister, Massimo D'Alema in an interview to "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" asks a place near to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. "We are Iran's most important commercial partners with Germany and we are pledged in Lebanon with Hezbollah. So we have the right to be included in the negotiation with Iran. The goal is not a new conflict but talks aimed at preventing Iran from having an atomic bomb, he said. Italy searched for a greater G8 involvement in the negotiation with Iran but it remained excluded from the 5 plus 1, the group that started a negotiation with Tehran offering incentives in exchange for the suspension of the uranium enrichment program. This exclusion was due to the fact that Rome was not part of the European trio (France, Germany and UK) that had tried the first mediation with Tehran and represented the EU in the 5 plus 1. D'Alema remembered that the United Nations and the EU had not a role in the Iraqi crisis, and warned that the new opportunity in Lebanon could not be missed now. "It is a very difficult mission full of unknown points but it is worth pledging or the only alternative would be a new burst of war" he said. The foreign minister, was sceptical on the possibility of a new UN resolution for the mission in Lebanon asked by the US. "I'm sceptical about it, because in these situations they always open long negotiations. The strategic plan is clear and the resolution was completed defining the rules of engagement. If they will make a new resolution soon I agree with them but the most important thing is getting there as soon as possible (In Lebanon)" he said.
"The ship is sinking and all of us, the Lebanese, should stick together and work together to stop the Israeli aggression," Amin Gemayel, a Maronite Christian who served as president from 1982 to 1988, told the Arabic-language TV station Al-Jazeera . . . Michel Aoun, a one-time commander in Lebanon's 15-year civil war who now serves in parliament, said . . . "I don't think that Israel has the capability to destroy Hezbollah militarily because Hezbollah is not a group of armed men," Aoun said. "Hezbollah is a major part of the Lebanese social fabric."
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On the Syrian-Lebanese-Iranian alliance.
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And of course, the recent calls from the Vatican for the U.S.A. to stay out of Syria (common knowledge from recent headlines).
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THE VATICAN AND THE STANDOFF AT THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY
This will get KSA’s head spinning. I don’t blame the Pope considering Churches are banned in KSA.
Interesting... remember Father Benjamin of the Vatican who told Zenit he was given the heads up about 9/11 days before it happened and was doing documentaries about lifting sanctions on Iraq paid for by the same guy who bribed arms inspector Scott Ritter?
Wonder what he’s been up to. He was French.
No, I didn’t know that. Very interesting. I might look it up and do some reading. Thanks!