In response to recent broadcasts from Lyse Doucet of the BBC and inspired by the Next Century Foundation’s research intern John Leaver’s blog, William Morris reflects on recent developments in Yemen and prospects for peace.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Yemen’s warring sides agreed to a ceasefire in war-torn port city of Hudayadh adding that all forces would be withdrawn from the city. The nearly four year war in Yemen has, he conservatively claims, killed over 15,000 people. Also, as a result of the war, the U.N. humanitarian chief says, 20 million Yemenis are hungry.
NCF Secretary General William Morris interviewed during a debate on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a longstanding family friend and generous and public spirited journalist who lost his life because what he had to say was not tolerated by his government. Latterly Jamal had been writing for the Washington Post.
“The nation’s security is the red line. Terrorists used bullets in Ahvaz , we answered the them with missiles”. That’s the statement made by IRGC general Hajizadeh hours after Iran pounded targets in Syria with ballistic missiles. Iran’s leader had warned after an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz last week that, “The terrorists will be punished soon”. Iran claims it is serious in safeguarding its security and responding in kind if it comes under attack.
Iran has been the victim of a terrorist attack by a group which wants to destabilize the country. But who is behind this group? A discussion with the NCF Secretary General on Press TV regarding this latest attack.
The White House’s announcement of plans to close down the PLO’s office in Washington intends to block cases that Palestinians have raised against Tel Aviv in the International criminal court. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has decried the move as continuation of “collective punishment” by the Trump administration.
Press TV discussion on the ongoing Syrian war
Iranians skeptical about Trump’s willingness to meet Iran’s leaders
In this edition of The Debate, Press TV hosts discussions about European leaders’ deal to avert a migrant crisis. William Morris, secretary-general of The Next Century Foundation, and Kenneth Fero, filmmaker and lecturer at Coventry University, exchange views about the success of the Europeans in stemming the flow of migration.
Professor Alon Ben-Meir talking with William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, about the role of the UN in global humanitarian crises, the Syrian civil war, and the broader situation in the Middle East.