As Iraq sees it, US strikes on Afghanistan are urging Muslim states to make war, says Naji Sabri, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs. He describes regional developments as involved, and is pinning hopes on a foreign-ministerial conference of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, due October 10. The minister called OIC countries to come to shared stances on armed action against a Muslim country with no evidence made public of Muslim involvement in the terror acts in the USA.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.