On Saturday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the deputies between Russia and Syrian regime over is the called Constitutional Committee, and the crisis between Washington and Ankara.
AlSharq al-Awsat: Moscow, Damascus, and "Constitutionalism": formal cracks and fundamental consensus
In this context, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "formal cracks have appeared between Moscow and Damascus regarding dealing with the Syrian Constitutional Committee, in exchange for remaining fundamental consensus between them in terms of the Syrian regime's adherence that this committee is a" sovereign entity "that cannot be interfered in its work from abroad and the Russian side talked about the necessity of "not imposing time restrictions" for its work.
"The second round, which concluded last Friday, it was in vain, the regular delegation that became known in Damascus as the" national delegation "insisted on approving" the pillars of patriotism "and included refusing Turkish and American interference, terrorism and Western sanctions. In Damascus the other delegation was called" the delegation of the regime "In Damascus, the other delegation was called "the delegation of the Turkish regime." Washington, London and the “negotiating body” held Damascus responsible for “disrupting” the committee’s work and the other foreign ministry proposed opening other provisions in resolution 2254 (such as the neutral environment and prisoners…), while the Syrian regime responded by condemning the American interference in the committee’s work based on the principle of dialogue The Syrian-Syrian and Syrian sovereignty according to Resolution 2,254, according to the interpretation of Damascus.
This led to the emergence of a first formal gap between Damascus and Moscow. According to the information, the Russian side "was not comfortable with the method of obstruction because it is concerned that the process remains a theater to cover military operations and trade-offs for the guarantors of Astana: Russia, Turkey and Iran." But the Russian side has not yet reached the limit of pressuring Damascus to reheat the lines with the UN envoy, however, Geir Pedersen.
The second formal dispute is how to deal with Pedersen, who did not visit Damascus after the end of the work of the second round of the Constitutional Committee. As the meeting of Lavrov-Pedersen was a violation of the criticism leveled by the Russian foreign minister and the UN envoy on the 25th of last month.
The third formal dispute concerns the Sochi-Astana process. The Syrian regime officials had said that the meetings of the committee in Geneva do not exceed the geographical framework without any political content or international legitimacy. That is, the reference for the work of the committee is the Sochi-Astana process, not the Geneva process, Resolution 2,254 and the United Nations. However, this was not very consistent with the campaign launched in Damascus on the "Turkish system", and the delegation of the "negotiating body" considered it as the "delegation of the Turkish regime", especially since Ankara is one of the "guarantors" of the Sochi-Astana process.
Emirates Today: Al-Hariri requests financial support for Lebanon to secure basic materials
On the Lebanese issue, Emirates Today newspaper said, "The head of the caretaker government, Saad Hariri, requested yesterday financial support for Lebanon from several foreign and Arab countries to secure basic food and raw materials and address the shortage of liquidity. In conjunction with the confirmation of the Lebanese President, General Michel Aoun, that The formation of the future government will help the friends of Lebanon complete the path of the "Cedar" support conference for Lebanon. France intends to hold a meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon on December 11th to mobilize assistance to Lebanon.
In detail, the head of the Lebanese caretaker government sent letters to the leaders of a number of countries to request assistance to Lebanon, by securing credits for import, in order to ensure the continuity of food security and raw materials for production for various sectors. The messages included the leaders of Saudi Arabia, America, France, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, China and Italy.
AL-Bayan: America: Iran continues to threaten Middle East security.
On the Iranian issue, Al Bayan newspaper said, "The American delegate to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, announced that Iran continues to threaten Middle East security, confirming that her country will continue to exert maximum pressure on Iran.
Kraft said that Iran's support for Hezbollah destabilizes the Middle East.
She added, at a press conference at the United Nations, that the behavior of the Iranian regime has not witnessed any change at all, as Tehran continues to interfere in the affairs of Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
She pointed out that Washington has available tools to punish the Iranian regime, including continuing economic pressure due to its destabilization in the Middle East.
It expressed concern about Iran's mistreatment of protesters who took to the streets since the middle of last month, to protest against the high prices of fuel, and the United Nations condemned by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michel Bachelet, for using Iran "excessive violence" against the protesters. For its part, the European Union called yesterday, Iran, to back away from its negative steps in the nuclear agreement.