Russia freezes Idlib agreement to put pressure on Erdogan, al-Kazemi reinforces chances of his government passing

​​​​​​​Diplomatic sources revealed that Russia decided to freeze the armistice agreement in Idlib so as to put pressure the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while Iraqi political sources confirmed that al-Kazemi strengthened the chances of reaching a political settlement that would allow the passage of his government, while the Arab coalition in Yemen extended the armistice for a month.

On Saturday morning, Arab press touched upon the situation in Idlib and the Russian-Turkish understandings, in addition to the crisis in forming the Iraqi government, and the Yemeni situation.

Al-Arab: Russia is breaking Erdogan's thorn by freezing the Idlib file

The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib. In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said, "Political analysts warned against entering the Russian-Turkish relations into a complex stage during the coming period, regarding the settlement concluded between the two parties on the Syrian crisis, especially with regard to truce in Idlib governorate.

They promised that Moscow would take a unilateral step on the Idlib file, most likely aiming to put more pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in order to respect the armistice agreement and not to push more Turkish forces into Syrian territory.

Diplomatic sources said that Russia recently decided to freeze the armistice agreement in the Syrian province as the most important problem for Russian-Turkish relations, while Ankara does not, in return, seek to completely solve this problem, which reached a critical stage, by strengthening its positions on the Idlib front, while it intensified Russian forces from the steps to transfer weapons to Syria.

The Russian move coincides with the confirmation by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) of the entry of a new military convoy Friday belonging to the Turkish forces towards the agreed tension De-escalation zone between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Erdogan.

The observatory stated on its electronic platform that dozens of military vehicles entered through the Kafarlossen border crossing with Sanjak of Alexandretta, and headed towards the Turkish sites and points in the region.

Engin Ozer, the leading expert on the Turkish-Russian Relations Analysis Network, said "In an article published by the Russian Eurasia Expert, "This problem will be exacerbated again in the summer, so it must be solved today through diplomatic channels. This festering wound cannot be left for a later time."

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: The loyalists of PMF in Iraq invite other factions to join it

On the Iraqi issue, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said, "In a clear indication that the Shiite authority in Najaf, represented by the Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, is not accepting the actions of some" state "factions within the" Popular Mobilization Authority ", especially those that announce their full loyalty to the authority of the Iranian jurist, The leadership of the "Popular Mobilization Forces", which is affiliated with the loyalists, has been separated from the "Popular Mobilization Forces," and has been under the command of the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the rest of the forces and brigades, until you follow suit.

The leadership of the "Popular Mobilization Forces", represented by "the two Imam Ali and Abbas combat divisions and the Ali Akbar and Ansar al-Marjaiya brigades," announced in a statement yesterday that it was "considering the accession of the rest of the forces and brigades willing to do so," stressing that it "is going according to national visions and what the nature requires The situation in Iraq does not bear any negative attitudes or feelings towards any party, regardless of its actions, but it seeks to correct some paths.

On the other hand, amendments to the list circulated in the media paved the way for the ministers chosen by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kazemi for a political settlement with the political blocs, and strengthened their chances of passing them, if presented to parliament.

A well-informed political source told Al-Sharq al-Awsat that "al-Kazemi has succeeded with the Kurds until now," and that he "was able to defuse the tension with the Sunnis." He explained that "al-Kazemi's understandings with the Shiite forces did not reach a dead end."

Al-Bayan: The coalition extends the cease-fire in Yemen

Yemen, Al-Bayan newspaper said, "The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced the extension of the ceasefire in Yemen for a month, in continuation of the earnestness and desire of the coalition to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, at a time when the joint forces regained control of a camp in Nahham district in Sana'a governorate.

According to the previous announcement of April 08, for a two-week cease-fire, and at the request of the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to stop shooting to allow for progress in negotiations with the parties on a permanent ceasefire, I decided to extend the ceasefire for a month.

Military sources in Marib stated that during the battles with the militia, the joint forces are heading to regain control of the Tariq Bin Ziyad camp in Nahham, and other sites have also been restored. Between the governorates of Abyan and al Bayda, led by the commander of the first brigade, the giants of Colonel Akram Abu al-Bara.



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