Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Sunday night saw Ran Gidor (Political Counselor, Israeli Embassy) speak about the current situation in the Middle East. According to the latest IAEA report, Iran has made significant progress in its efforts to enrich uranium and is continuing to disregard the relevant Security Council resolutions. Israel is opposed to a nuclear Iran and is supporting the diplomatic efforts in this respect. But with the fall in the oil price, unrest is increasing in Iran. Syria has recently been trying to gain support in Europe. However, the UN Inquiry Tribunal into Rafiq Hariri's death in Lebanon will soon be set up, and is likely to complicate matters for Damascus.