US effort to invest dispute between Russia, al-Assad; suspicious role of Turkey in Tunisia

The United States of America seeks to invest the dispute between Russia and Bashar al-Assad and expressed its willingness to cooperate again with Moscow over Syria, while Tunisians expressed concern about Turkish moves in Tunisia and the region.

On Saturday morning, Arab press focused on the Syrian situation, in addition to the Turkish role in the region.

Al-Arab: An American optimism that warned against reviving cooperation with Russia in Syria

The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with the Syrian issue with several issues, the most prominent of which was the Russian-American relationship. In this context, Al-Arab newspaper said, "The developments in the relationship between Damascus and Moscow have paid off after many reports spoke about the cracking of the relationship between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Russian President." Vladimir Putin to the emergence of new US positions optimistic but remains cautious about the nature of the US-Russian relationship in the Syrian file.

On Thursday, Washington expressed its readiness to cooperate again with Russia, which could soften Moscow's stances on many outstanding issues, including the Constitutional Committee.

The US administration did not hide that the reason for its new optimism was based mainly on what appeared to be signs of worsening relations between the Russian and Syrian allies on the one hand and between Moscow and Tehran on the other.

The US special envoy in charge of the Syrian file, James Jeffrey, expressed cautious optimism about the possibility of cooperating again with Russia to put an end to the war in Syria, indicating that Moscow may have been fed up with President Bashar al-Assad.

"Russia may be more prepared now," Jeffrey said. "We have seen some indications in the Russian media and in certain Russian actions, to be more flexible about the constitutional committee."

In recent months, nearly four and a half years after the start of the Russian military operation in Syria, there were signs of cracks between Moscow and Damascus.

This change in Russian attitudes towards al-Assad regime has been manifested through the semi-official writings that have been explored in Russia and criticize the inability of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to find a political settlement to the conflict that is tearing his country apart.

Many observers agree that the relations between the Russian and Syrian allies are living in their worst conditions since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, and this was summed up in an article published by former Russian ambassador in Damascus Alexander Aksinoyuk, who said that Moscow's positions reflect the growing Russian frustration with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The United States is trying to enter this gap and use it to its advantage, especially after it has tried in recent months to keep Ankara away from any political decision taken by Moscow on the Syrian file, noting that the NATO paper to which Turkey belongs.

"The Russians may be ready again to discuss with us how to solve the Syrian file without a military victory, because it is very clear at this stage for Russia that they will not achieve a military victory, certainly not soon," said James Jeffrey.

Talking about the future of relations between Russia and the United States, Jeffrey referred to the publications of Cousin of al-Assad, the influential Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, on Facebook.

He said that the publications "reveal dirty washing in one of the worst systems of the 21st century," adding that "we hope it will be an indication of more imbalance and disintegration in this evil system."

Al-Bayan: The European "IRINI" addresses Turkey's terrorist policies in Libya

On the Libyan issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said, "The mission of" Irini "carried out by the European Union, with the aim of monitoring the implementation of Security Council resolutions to prevent the supply of arms to Libya, has entered the stage of active activity since last Sunday, when it began to address Turkey's terrorist policies in Libya.

And the operation "Irini" was actually launched last Sunday, relying on a French frigate and a naval patrol plane from Luxembourg, with two ships from Italy and Greece to join the process soon, in addition to two patrol planes from Germany and Poland and the Maltese team to monitor the sea freight.

Diplomatic sources told Al-Bayan that Italy worked strongly to receive the leadership of the mission, relying in this on the experience it gained from the previous Sofia mission and its geographical proximity to Libya, while Greece sees it as the most capable of managing the mission that has a name taken from its language. , Which is the name "Irini" in the sense of peace, questioning Italy's ability to succeed in the task under the circumstances it is currently experiencing due to the spread of Coronavirus, and the sources confirmed that there is a compromise that was developed in European circles, that requires Italy to take the lead first, before It is later assigned to Greece, indicating that a rotate the leadership between the two countries will be every six months.

The sources pointed out that Turkey and some of its allies in the region put pressure to exclude Greece from leading the mission due to the conflict between Athens and Ankara, but they failed to do so, and the European Satellite Center (SatSan), which is located in Turgon de Aduz in Spain, will monitor all Moves off the Libyan coast. The Libyan National Army welcomed the European mission.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Tunisian questions about the "suspicious" role of Ankara

In a related context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said, "The arrival of a Turkish plane at the Tunisian airport in Djerba yesterday raised widespread questions and debates within political circles about Turkey's" suspicious "role in the region and revived the differences between the Renaissance movement, led by Rashid Ghannouchi (Islamic), and a number of parties. The opposition, which seeks to exclude the influence of Turkey and Qatar on the local and regional political scene.

Some Libyan news websites were surprised to send Turkey aid to Libya via Tunisia specifically, and not to direct it directly to Mitiga airports, or the airstrip of the Air College in Misurata, especially since the official Turkish News Agency quoted the Turkish Ministry of Defense, announcing the preparation and sending of an aid shipment to Tunisia to support efforts in combating the Corona pandemic, but without mentioning Libya, which created additional doubts about the content of this shipment.



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