Baku, Azerbaijan, October 10
By Azer Ahmadbayli – Trend:
The more tranquil is situation in Syria, the louder voice of Bashar al-Assad becomes, who is perceived as a political corpse by most world countries.
Addressing a meeting held by the Central Committee of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party on Sunday, he gave a presentation of the latest political and field developments, Sana reported.
The key idea of his speech that was put in all the headlines of the regional and international media outlets was “Idlib agreement is a temporary measure.”
But there's also another one, where he says that what is happening in Syria can not be separated from what is circulating plentifully in recent times around the so-called “Deal of the century”, and that this process has recently accelerated in order to take advantage of the moment when many countries abandon the confrontation to “Israeli enemy.”
When he talks about many countries that in recent times have restrained the confrontation with Israel, he likely means the Arab states, doesn’t he?
Does he regret that some Arab countries have decided to reconsider their decades-lasting enmity policy towards Israel by establishing good relations with Tel-Aviv?
Why does he play old, worn-out records about a common enemy of all Arabs? Is it a demonstration of false solidarity with the Arab world?
At a time when Russia – its main patron and defender – is doing everything possible to extinguish the Syrian fire, Assad's expressions only escalate the situation.
In an interview with “Russia today” news agency on October 8, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Vershinin noted that “any mutual understanding and finding common ground between any country, whether the US or some other state, and Syria, will only be beneficial.”
He was asked many questions about the region's painful problems, and most of his answers suggested that the region's pressing issues should be addressed through dialogue.
“The question is to look at yourself as a country that is [situated] in the region. In the end, we should be able to come to terms,” the deputy minister said.
Assad is concerned about the fact that “many Arab states refuse to confront Israel.”
In its analysis, Eadaily notes that restoration of Damascus' jurisdiction and control over the Golan Heights after 1967 was one of the pan-Arab demands for Israel. After the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011, the degree of solidarity within the League of Arab States around the issue of the Golan Heights began to steadily decline.
If many Arab countries favor or, at least, are indifferent to Trump's plan for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, what's to say about Golan?