Pakistan, Saudi Arabia knock OIC over Israeli aggression

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    Pakistan, Saudi Arabia knock OIC over Israeli aggression
    ISLAMABAD (updated on: July 23, 2006, 23:01 PST): Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday have expressed deep concern over the Middle East situation and urged the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take immediate notice of Israeli aggression on Lebanon.

    The concern was shared when President General Pervez Musharraf telephoned Saudi King Abdullah here. The two leaders discussed the crises resulting from the flagrant Israeli aggression against Lebanon.

    They urged the OIC to take initiative for effective international action for immediate cease-fire in Lebanon and to end Israeli aggression into Lebanese territories.

    Earlier, President Mahmouud Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke to President Musharraf and discussed the grave situation in Lebanon. The two leaders exchanged views on the role, the OIC could play to help people of Lebanon.

    Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz had also telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Lebanon Fouad Siniora who informed him about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in his country.

    He assured his Lebanese counterpart that Pakistan would be dispatching relief supplies as soon as the corridor for relief assistance is opened.

    Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said, "In our continuing contacts with the leadership of the Muslim world, the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz also spoke to Secretary General of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu."

    She said, yesterday, the prime minister had telephonic conversations with his Malaysian and Turkish counterparts on the Lebanon crisis.