Washington asserts “no green light for Turkey”, conspiracy talk rising in Baghdad

Washington has stressed that Trump's decision to withdraw troops does not mean a withdrawal from Syria and to give Turkey the green light to launch attacks on northern and eastern Syria, while Trump threatened to destroy Turkey's economy if it crossed the border, and conspiracy talk" is rising in Baghdad.

The Arab press- this morning- dealt with the Syrian situation, in addition to the Iraqi demonstrations and the battles in Libya.

Al-Bayan: Washington: Trump's decision to withdraw troops does not represent a withdrawal from Syria

Arab newspapers published this morning on the Syrian issue several topics, most notably the Turkish threats to launch attacks on the north and east of Syria, in this context, the statement said "a senior US official on Monday noted that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops stationed in Syria near the Turkish border only about 50 to 100 special forces soldiers "will be transferred to other bases" inside Syria.

"This is not about a withdrawal from Syria," the official said, stressing that the redeployment does not in any way give a "green light" to a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

Emarat Al Youm:Trump threatens to destroy Turkey's economy "if it crosses the border"

While Emarat Al Youm wrote US President Donald Trump yesterday issued a stern warning to the Turkish regime, amid speculation that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would launch an attack on northern Syria. As Trump tweeted, “if Turkey does anything that I consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey

The US president confirmed that his administration has succeeded in many files, most notably the elimination of ISIS once and for all.

Trump said he was elected, in order to extract the United States from the endless silly wars.

France also warned Turkey against any actions that might run counter to the interests of the anti-IS coalition after the United States began withdrawing its troops from northeastern Syria.

Asharq Al-Awsat: "Conspiracy talk" is rising in Baghdad

On the Iraqi issue, the newspaper "Asharq Al-Awsat" wrote, a senior Iraqi official revealed to «Ashaq Al-Awsat » yesterday, the details of «conspiracy» said that attempted to «overthrow the political system».

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that "regulators in the form of individuals" entered the ranks of the demonstrators to "sabotage and tamper”, including attacking security forces and demonstrators themselves, in order to provide the necessary cover for this plot."

The official explained that the plan «was to close the eight entrances of Baghdad, with blocking the airport road, but the authorities were alert to the matter, dealt with it and took control of the situation». He added that it was this "third party" that "used trained snipers" to target security forces and demonstrators. Faleh al-Fayyad, head of the Popular Mobilization Commission, said that "there are those who wanted to conspire against the stability and unity of Iraq, and the PMC is working under official context, as it aims to ‘topple the corruption not the regime itself’ in response to the protestors’ slogans.

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