On Saturday morning, the Arab press touched upon American and Israeli pressure on Iran, in addition to the Libyan situation, and the Lebanese crisis.
Al-Arab: Washington turns Syria into a platform to deter Iran
The Arab newspapers published this morning on the Syrian issue dealt with several topics, the most prominent of which was the American-Israeli pressure on Iran, in this context, Al-Arab newspaper said: "The detection of two American fighters against an Iranian passenger plane over Syria's airspace revealed the focus of the international coalition forces led by Washington on Syria as a strategic platform to monitor and place more pressure on Tehran and its militias in the Middle East region."
And the US Central Command announced, on Friday, that "an American Air Force F-15 aircraft escorted an Iranian passenger plane from a distance of one kilometer over Syrian territories, according to international standards."
In a statement, the US Central Command said, "After identifying the plane as a passenger plane, the fighter moved away to a safe distance, according to international standards."
American sources say that the International Coalition led by the United States has focused in recent months on striking Iranian militias, including Hezbollah, on Syrian soil, and all this was proven by successive raids on Iranian sites in Syria, the last of which was carried out by Israel with an American push and killed five Iranian fighters and another fighter. Hezbollah operative Kamel Mohsen is named in the bombing of southern Damascus.
"A week ago, Washington set red lines to deter the Iranian regime and established a whole theater to deter Tehran directly and indirectly, especially in Syria," said General Kenneth McKinsey, the commander of the US Central Command, a week before this incident.
Observers say that the efforts of Washington and its allies will increase the focus on all Iranian moves, using all its cards in the region, including Israel, which has postponed all its issues, including annexation, and intensified, in turn, striking Iranian militias in Syria.
Al-Bayan: Sirte is preparing to respond to the Turkish aggression
On the Libyan issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said: "Informed sources confirmed that" GNA transferred hundreds of mercenaries from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and its environs to the Tawergha and Buqrin areas east of Misrata."
The sources also revealed that sharp differences erupted inside Tripoli between the forces driving the war, and others warn of the adventure and its dire consequences for the Turkish regime and its allies, noting that the Brotherhood is pushing hard for an unaccounted attack to have consequences for Sirte and al-Jafra, while the Fayez al-Sarraj team has become, Looking for a way out of the status quo. Meanwhile, new reinforcements have arrived at the National Army headquarters in Sirte and al-Jafra. Politically, Egypt stressed the necessity of a political solution in Libya, supporting efforts to confront terrorists and militias and resolutely addressing foreign interference.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Jean-Yves Le Drian leaves Beirut warning: Lebanon on the verge of collapse
Lebanese, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said: "At the end of his visit to Beirut yesterday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that Lebanon had become" on the edge of an abyss ", in case the authorities did not rush to take measures to save it, explaining that" everyone knows the path What needs to be taken, and there are ways to revive.
He confirmed that "these are France's requests, and I think they were heard." Ludryan's visit continued for two days, during which he met President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, his Lebanese counterpart Nassif Hatti, and the Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Raie.
The French Press Agency quoted a senior French official, who requested anonymity, that France "will not make any financial commitment unless reforms are implemented", warning that nothing can be obtained from the international community in the absence of confidence. And he said, "The time is running out."