Panorama of the Week: Iran's threat to go nuclear;Erdogan improves th atmosphere of his visit to Iraq

Experts in strategic affairs believe that Iran’s threat to use nuclear weapons in its escalation with Israel may push the region “to hell,” while Erdogan began to improve the atmosphere with Iraq by resolving the water problem, which political sources considered merely a “message of courtesy” to Iraqi officials to collect as much as possible of economic and security gains.

Panorama of the Week: Iran's threat to go nuclear;Erdogan improves th atmosphere of his visit to Iraq
21 April 2024   07:59

Arab newspapers published last week covered Iran's threat of nuclear weapons if it was subjected to Israeli targeting, in addition to Erdogan's planned visit to Iraq and the issue of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Iran's threat to change its nuclear doctrine increases doubts about the peacefulness of its program

The Sky News Arabia website quoted analysts as saying that Iran's threat to change its nuclear doctrine, if it targets Tel Aviv, in response to an attack earlier this week, "opens the way for reviving international doubts about Tehran's credibility regarding its nuclear program, which it always says is intended for peaceful purposes."

According to experts in strategic, Iranian and military affairs, the Iranian-Israeli escalation is not unlikely to send the region “to hell,” considering that the “nuclear card” is likely to be the beginning of resolving the region’s crisis by going to an agreement and settlements or igniting it into a regional war.

The former Mossad intelligence director, Zohar Balti, said in statements that targeting nuclear facilities in Iran is among the options on the table.

Erdogan brightens the atmosphere of his visit to Iraq with loose talk about resolving the water issue

For its part, the London-based Al-Arab newspaper indicated that Erdogan made resolving the differences between his country and Iraq over the water problem a prominent title for the goals of his imminent visit to Baghdad, while political sources saw that this was nothing more than loose political talk and a “message of courtesy” to Iraqi officials from the leader of the Justice and Development Party AKP, whose government seeks to develop relations with the Iraqi side to achieve the greatest possible economic and security gains, while the water issue does not represent anything on its agenda, and does not see a solution for it outside the barter process that it has been seeking to impose on the Iraqi authorities for years.

Efforts made by Iraqi officials in Ankara over the years to persuade the Turkish government to grant Iraq its full share of the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers did not lead to any significant results.

During the recent period, the file began to turn into an area of active movement and intense communication between the Iraqi and Turkish sides, but at the level of political deliberation and dialogue separate from any practical measures, within a more comprehensive framework that goes beyond the file itself to the existence of a Turkish plan to forcefully enter the Iraqi arena and expand influence within it and benefit. economically and security-wise to the greatest extent possible.

Displacement and the presidency take center stage in Lebanon

Under this title, Al-Bayan newspaper dealt with the file of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which has returned to the top of the list of Lebanese priorities again, especially the day after caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati confirmed his effort to begin what is necessary in this file, given that “most of the areas in Syria have become safe areas,” he said. Saying it.

Regarding the mechanism, government circles revealed to the newspaper that Mikati is waiting for a decision from the European Union, which will guarantee “the status of the areas that have become safe for return to Syria,” with this European step being a prelude to the “Conference on the Future of Syria.”

T/ Satt.