The Shanghai Cooperation Organization warns West against attacking Iran, China's Wen tells Iran: no nuclear arms in Mideast, Clinton says U.S. willing to work with Russia for orderly Assad removal, and al-Qaeda advertises for suicide bombers on web.
The Fars News Agency reports: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization recently stressed the requirement for developing a diplomatic resolution against the Western nation’s determination to strike Iran because of Tehran's nuclear enrichment program, and it warned the Western powers that any aggression against the Islamic Republic would have catastrophic outcomes for the world. “Any attempts to solve the Iranian problem with force are unacceptable and could lead to unpredictable circumstances that threaten stability and security in the region and the entire world,” according to the statement signed at the end of the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Beijing. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization statement articulated stern concerns about the developing situation around Iran.
SpaceWar.com reports: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao recently told the Iranian president that Beijing opposes any Middle Eastern nation seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. “China opposes any Middle East nation's push to acquire nuclear weapons and upholds that the Iranian nuclear issue should be solved through diplomatic channels,” said Wen when speaking with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was speaking during annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Haaretz reports: “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently said the U.S. will work with all members of the UN Security Council, including Russia about Syria's political future. Clinton urged Syria's President Bashar Assad to surrender power and leave his nation, while condemning the massacre near the town of Hama. Regarding a possible conference over Syria's future, Clinton said “it would have to start with the premise that Assad and his government give way to a democratic government,” she told a news conference.
SpaceWar.com reports: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has been posting Internet commercials offering terrorism training for suicide bombers to target the U.S., U.K., E.U. and Israel; several jihadist web forums show these advertisements. The commercials asked volunteers to contact Al-Qaeda by e-mail with details about their own terrorism experience and proposed targets; the advertisements were posted on jihadist forums, such as Al-Fidaa, Shmoukh al-Islam, and Honein. The aim of this training is to continue with terrorism operations against Islamic enemies, according to the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula advertisement. This is a jihadist operation designed to be carried out by a single bomber. Mideast analysts believe the targets of the coming attacks were ‘those who are fighting the Muslims and Islam’ and the operation specifically pointed to ‘economic, military and media interests of the enemy. The enemy has been identified as American, Israel, France, and Britain.