On February 4, 2013 Guinea, Turkey, Libya and Saudi Arabia signed the statute of the Women Development Organization that will be headquartered in Cairo. This organization is an organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. There are 15 current OIC Member States that signed the statute while three states ratified it.
Turkey, Egypt and Iran had a trilateral meeting on 6th of February 2013. President Abdullah Gul, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and President Muhammed al-Morsi discussed about Syrian crisis and different ways that could solve this crisis agreeing that the massacres need to be stopped immediately. The presidents of the three major Islamic countries have decided to commission their foreign ministers to present the discussed issues to the officials in Syria.
European Union’s confirmation that Iran formally agreed to discuss the country’s nuclear program with the United States and five other world powers started the critical efforts to prevent the occurrence of a military conflict in the Persian Gulf region. Iranian and EU officials decided to meet on February 26 in Almaty to have nuclear talks. Iranian leaders are still debating if they should accept limitations on their nuclear program. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that Tehran is ready to talk with Washington directly if “ the other side this time comes with authentic intentions…to resolve the issue.” Iran’s economy has been hit by sanctions and oil embargo since the last time Iranian officials met with diplomats from the P5-plus-1 group—the United States, China, France, Russia, Britain and Germany. The P5-plus-1 group nations revised their previous plan, which proposed Iran to stop its nuclear activities. In turn, The P5-plus-1 group would relieve the economic sanctions on Iran. Iran argued that its nuclear activities are peaceful and asked for a Western recognition of right to produce uranium fr commercial power plants. U.S. Officials are under pressure to bargain with Iran. Also, some Israeli officials and Conservatives in Congress argue that Iran should not be allowed to make enriched uranium. U.S. officials are concerned that the amount of enriched uranium that Iran has could be used in nuclear bombs.
European Diplomatic analysts said that there is a little chance that Hezbollah might be blacklisted as a terrorist organization after an investigation accused the party of a bombing in Bulgaria. The accident caused 5 Israelis deaths and wounded 30 people. So far Hezbollah is only blacklisted in Netherlands. France does not recognize Hezbollah officials as a terrorist organization. U.K recognized Hezbollah’s political wing but banned the military wing. Gabriel Helou, Brussels-based lawyer, said that EU agrees that Hezbollah is only an integral part of Lebanon’s political makeup and that it will be part of future Lebanese governments. Helou added that EU has no specific criteria to identify terrorist organizations.