US plan for Syria before Jerusalem meeting

The Syrian file is witnessing a regional and international movement intensive ranging from the US plan of eight points provided to Russia centered on the presence of Iran and a meeting expected in the same context between Moscow and Washington and Tel Aviv in Jerusalem

On Thursday morning, the Arab newspapers touched up on of the regional and international moves on Syria.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat: The "Syrian Plan" of 8 points provided by America to Russia centered on the presence of Iran

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported "Washington and Moscow continue their talks on a US plan presented to Russia of eight points on the principles of the Syrian settlement and containment of Iran, amid continuing disagreement over the" sequence "of the implementation of this plan, and is expected to be addressed by a high-level US-Russian-Israeli security meeting West Jerusalem next Monday. "

"According to the information available to the newspaper, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, during his visit to Sochi in mid-May, during which he met with President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister in the presence of James Jeffrey, the official of the Syrian file in the US administration, An eight-points plan on the implementation of UN resolution 2,254 with a view to reaching a political solution, including items aimed at cooperation in the fight against terrorism and "Daesh", weakening Iranian influence, eliminating weapons of mass destruction in Syria, providing humanitarian assistance and supporting neighboring countries, and the provision of conditions for the return of Syrian refugees, in addition to the principle of accountability for crimes committed in Syria.

Al-Hayat: Moscow, Washington and Tel -Aviv are seeking Sunday settlement in Syria

In a related context, al-Hayat newspaper said: "The international political community is looking forward to a meeting scheduled to take place in the occupied city of Jerusalem on Sunday and Monday, bringing together for the first time Russian, American and Israeli officials to discuss the Syrian settlement and the file of the Iranian presence."

"The meeting is due to be attended by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, US Assistant Secretary of State for National Security John Bolton and National Security Council Chairman Meir Ben Shabat," she said.

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Piskov, at a press conference, quoted excerpts from the Russian "Tass" Russian, on Wednesday, meeting "is very important to exchange views on the region, especially the Syrian settlement process and other issues", while the Director of Media and Press at the Russian Foreign Ministry Artium Kogan, that one of the main objectives of the upcoming meeting "to search for ways of joint steps to resolve the crisis in Syria and the entire Middle East."



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