Pravda: After Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Syria , world media reported that the Syrian army had crossed the Euphrates River and had entered the area of responsibility of the United States and Kurdish militias they had previously supported. The Syrians said on Friday that they had entered Manbij, where the American military base is located and hung out their own national flag. And this was done at the invitation of the Kurdish side.
Turkish sources and the Pentagon have refuted this data, citing the fact that, if they entered, it was only on the outskirts. But Recep Erdogan urgently aspired to Moscow.
No less important are other posts. Thus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, six years after closing, reopened their diplomatic missions in Damascus. On Thursday, for the first time since 2011, a passenger plane flew from Syria to Tunisia. At the airport, a delegation of Syrians was solemnly greeted by local officials with portraits of Bashar al-Assad. In addition, Saudi Arabia stated that it has nothing against the return of Syria to the League of Arab States (LAS). Riyadh informed all Arab countries about its position , according to Arab TV channel Al-Mayadeen, citing diplomatic sources.
On Thursday, Anwar Mohammed Gargash, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that it would be possible to restore Syria’s membership in the Arab League if all Member States agree. These are the great political victories of Assad and Syria, which stop their isolation in the Arab world. It’s amazing how the world changes when the United States ceases to be a “world gendarme.”
It seems that all the Arab kings, whom the Americans characterize as ” fucking guys, but ours,” suddenly realized that at any moment they could become candidates for the role of “butcher” in the eyes of the “international community.” This is evidenced by the support in the Arab League of Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir , who is humiliated in the West , who recently paid a visit to Damascus. Recall that it was the monarchies of the Persian Gulf who sponsored the ISIL terrorists, so their recognition of the legitimacy of Assad means a refusal to sponsor terrorists.
As Vladimir Fitin, head of the Middle East and Middle East Center at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, told Pravda.Ru, “after the decision of the American president to withdraw military personnel from Syria, the most serious question is who will fill this vacuum.”
The Turks, according to the expert, “have long spoken about the need to create a security corridor along the entire length of the Turkish-Syrian border and, above all, behind the Euphrates, that is, in the north-east of the country. The Kurds would like at least symbolic autonomy. And the Syrian the government is to confirm the territorial integrity of their country within the pre-war borders. ”
These issues cannot be resolved without Russia’s participation, said Vladimir Fitin. According to the expert, “the irreversible tendency to return recognition of the legitimacy of the Syrian leadership is obvious.” The Arab states have already understood this, the rest are on their way to this. “We need to expect the restoration of Syria in the Arab League, and in this process the authority of Russia, supporting the country’s legitimate government, has played, if not the main, then a very significant role,” the political scientist said.
“The world is unlikely to quickly recover, because there is still armed resistance, but the construction of peaceful architecture in Syria will naturally receive a new dynamic,” Vladimir Fitin summed up.
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