On Thursday morning, Arab press touched upon the military agreement between Iran and the Syrian government, in addition to Turkish interference in Libya, and the Iraqi situation.
Al-Arab: Iran provokes Russia by placing its hand on the Syrian air defenses
The Arab newspapers published this morning on the Syrian issue dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the military agreement between Iran and the Syrian government. In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said: "The Syrian regime and Iran signed a new military agreement Wednesday aimed at strengthening the capabilities of the air defenses of the Syrian forces, in what appeared in response to Tehran on The political and military pressure it is under to withdraw its forces and the militias loyal to it from Syria. "
"We will strengthen the Syrian air defense system with a view to improving military cooperation between the two countries," Bagheri said, stressing that the agreement "will strengthen our will (...) to counter American pressure."
Syrian opponent Ayman Abdel-Nour tells Al-Arab that the recent agreement between Iran and Syria carries three messages: the first is not without a challenge to the United States and Caesar’s law, and the second message to Russia, which has recently shown restlessness toward the regime’s policies and stubbornness, which is manifested in articles published Media close to the Kremlin criticize al-Assad and the narrow circle surrounding it.
And Abdel-Nour points out, "Moscow opened channels of communication with opposition forces and Alawite figures in the Diaspora, which reinforced al-Assad's concerns about Russian intentions."
The Syrian opponent believes that the third message is addressed to Israel, which has expanded its targeting of Iranian bases in Syria, and Tehran wants to deliver a message through this agreement stating that it will be able to control and develop the Syrian air systems so that it can respond to the attacks against it.
Opponent Ayman Abdel Nour says that Iran is seeking, through the recent agreement, to enhance its capabilities in the face of pressure on it to leave Syria, noting that this agreement constitutes a great embarrassment for the Russians because it will lose them an important card which is controlling the Syrian air defenses. Moscow will place two options that are not third, either to submit to the blackmail of the regime, or to line up with the international system to force the latter to make concessions, including those related to the Iranian presence.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Turkey is stepping up to Libya with naval and air maneuvers
On the Libyan issue, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "The Turkish navy yesterday revealed its willingness to conduct air and sea maneuvers off the coast of Libya, while military reports confirmed their willingness to bomb the city of al-Jafra, in a new escalation of the situation.
The Turkish navy announced yesterday that it will conduct massive naval exercises without specifying the date. It said that the expected maneuvers will be named "Naftex", and will take place off the Libyan coast in three different regions, and each will hold a special name, "Barbaros", "Turgut President" and "Chaka Bay", with the participation of 17 warplanes and eight marine vessels, with the aim of proving Turkey's ability to control the region by air and sea.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan “National Army”, is ready to stop the fire and armistice, but that Accord Government headed by Faiz al-Sarraj, “has so far refused to advance the efforts to stop the fire,” He revealed his country’s dialogues with the Turkish side to put pressure GNA for a cease-fire in Libya, in preparation for the start of a dialogue based on the outputs of the “Berlin Conference”.
For his part, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed yesterday that Libya entered a "new stage" in the conflict, with foreign intervention reaching "unprecedented levels", indicating the continued violation of the arms embargo and the flow of mercenaries.
Al-Bayan: Al-Kazimi and PMF.. escalation of the bone-breaking battle
In Iraq, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "The bone-breaking battle between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazimi and PMF has escalated in the recent period in light of al-Kazimi’s keenness to purify Iraq from Iranian elements.
After losing the first round by releasing the Iraqi Hezbollah guerrillas against his will, al-Kazimi responded by ending the head of Popular Mobilization Forces, Faleh al-Fayyad, from the National Security Adviser, but the response was quick by PMF to assassinate the Iraqi security expert, specialized in armed groups affairs, Hisham al-Hashemi. The hands of gunmen near his house in Zayouna area, east of Baghdad. Which security sources confirmed the involvement of Hezbollah members in the operation.
The assassination of al-Hashemi, days after the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested 14 members of the Iraqi Hezbollah Brigades and released them under pressure after they were referred to a judge of the PMF, and after heavily armed elements surrounded government offices in the Green Zone. He came to confirm, according to analysts, that Iraq has started the stage of settling internal scores, and in any case, the conflict with the armed factions has become imperative, the survival of the strongest.