On Tuesday morning, Arab newspapers focused on the situation in Idlib, in addition to the French-Iraqi rapprochement, and the Lebanese crisis.
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Moscow ignores the Idlib airstrikes, and talks about "chemical provocation"
The Arab newspapers published this morning on the Syrian issue dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: “Yesterday, Moscow ignored the data that areas in Idlib were subjected to the most violent raids in months, and the Russian Ministry of Defense avoided issuing a confirmation or denial. The information about the Russian warplanes launched dozens of raids on the region, while the ministry sought to direct attention to another file, by announcing that it had information about militants in Idlib preparing for what was described as a "chemical attack" in the areas south of Idlib. It is noteworthy that The lack of any Russian reaction to the accusations leveled against Moscow of launching the most violent raids on Idlib withdrew at the diplomatic and military levels, as the daily statement issued by the Ministry of Defense on the situation in Syria was without any reference to this, and the Russian Foreign Ministry in its turn deliberately did not comment on the accusations.
And added, "There was also a similar deliberate ignorance of the Russian media, which did not mention in all its coverage of the raids, unlike previous times when government media reported what was published by Western sources or from the sources of the Syrian opposition."
On the other hand, the Russian Defense Ministry's Reconciliation Center between the Warring Parties in Syria sought to draw attention to a different topic, by re-talking about preparing militants in Idlib for a "chemical provocation."
And this topic has become like a continuous recurring cylinder in Russian circles every time international discussions flare up about the situation in Syria, or major incidents or developments take place in Idlib, and the last time Moscow resorted to announcing “the availability of information to it about a chemical provocation that is being prepared for. Last month, immediately after a discussion session in the Security Council on the Syrian chemical file, interspersed with intense arguments between the Russian and Syrian delegates on the one hand, and the representatives of Western countries on the other hand, and Moscow returned yesterday to raise this issue, by announcing the Reconciliation Center that it had received information About armed men in Idlib planning to launch "chemical provocations" with the aim of holding government forces and Russia responsible for them.
Al-Arab: Al-Kazemi's affinity with Paris disturbs the Turks
On the Iraqi issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: "The Iraqi-French rapprochement showed the extent of Ankara's annoyance over the existence of strong ties between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and President Emmanuel Macron, who views Iraq as a gateway to restore his country's influence to the Middle East region."
The Iraqi prime minister intends to visit Paris in mid-October, during which he will request the purchase of French weapons according to the needs of the Iraqi army, according to Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein.
Al-Kazemi works on multiple paths to serve his government reform program, unlike his predecessors who relied entirely on the Iranian regime to provide for Iraq's economic and security needs.
Hussein said in press statements published on Monday, that there is a French desire to strengthen relations with Baghdad, matched by an Iraqi desire to strengthen relations with Paris, and there are economic projects that have been put forward and have received initial approval, which are projects related to infrastructure, the energy and oil sector, in addition to security and military issues.
Macron had visited Baghdad early this month, and that visit raised evident alarm among the Turks, who continue to violate the sovereignty of Iraq under the pretext of pursuing the PKK, which takes northern Iraq as a main stronghold.
The French President is counting on rapprochement with the central government in Baghdad much more than achieving any kind of rapprochement with the Kurdistan government, which is silent about Ankara's violations of Iraqi sovereignty.
The convergence is seen as coming after US statements about reducing the number of US forces in Iraq. The French desire to “fill the void” that may result from the American withdrawal from Iraq can be read as Paris is making efforts to activate the role of NATO in Iraq to provide advisory services to the army. Iraqi.
Al-Bayan: Lebanon ... "Hezbollah" rejects a compromise solution presented by Aoun
In Lebanon, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “Lebanon is suffering from the scourge of a crisis that represents the worst threat to its stability since the civil war that raged from 1975 to 1990, and the crisis escalated to a very dangerous level following the massive explosion in the Beirut port that destroyed the port and large parts of the capital. The French to urge divided Lebanese leaders to agree to form a new government to start fixing problems that have not yet borne fruit, in light of the insistence of some political forces to reproduce the previous mechanisms in forming the government, in a remarkable disregard for the demands of the street to change the political class and the sectarian quota system in Lebanon.
It added, "Lebanese President Michel Aoun was apparently compelled to break his silence and launch implicit criticism of his allies," Hezbollah "and" Amal, "and said that the Lebanese constitution does not grant a certain sect a ministry, adding that Lebanon is" going to hell "if a government is not formed. New, and in response to a question about the direction Lebanon would take if the divided leaders did not agree, Aoun said, "Of course, to hell."
He added, "When the problem became more difficult and difficult, I consulted with representatives of the parliamentary blocs to mix opinions. Most of those I met were called upon to turn around, and it was rejected to form a government without taking their opinion."
He clarified that the "Development and Liberation" and "Al-Wafa for the Resistance" parliamentary blocs insist on the Finance Ministry, naming the minister and all the ministers of the Shiite community, and adhering to the French initiative.
He pointed out that «with the hardening of positions, no solution appears on the horizon soon, and we have proposed compromise solutions that have not been accepted by the two parties, and the return to the constitution remains a solution where there is no victor or loser.