Press Titles ” 2019/2/2 “
A Russian-Turkish delegation is holding talks in Moscow that are kept unrevealed by the two parties, but the observers expected that the parties would carry out a joint military operation in Idlib after the inability of Ankara to abide by its commitments. The protests of Sudan which began recently to demand the withdrawal of the president Omar al-Bashir have entered its 50th day, while the withdrawal of Washington from the rockets agreement with Russia threatens the world with a new arms race.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Ambiguity surrounds the Russian-Turkish talks on Idlib, and outbalance to launch a “limited military action”.
On the Syrian issue, “The ambiguity surrounds Friday’s talks of a Turkish military-security delegation in Moscow, Turkish sources said that it arrived to the Russian capital to discuss joint steps in Idlib province in north western Syria.
The Russian official parties did not comment on the talks, while Russian sources informed that Moscow is working with the Turkish party to create an atmosphere to launch a joint military operation in Idlib, which is under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” Jabhit al-Nusra formerly”.
Turkish sources said that representatives of military- security institutions in Turkey arrived to Moscow on Thursday to discuss the situation about Idlib.
The Russian expert, Lina Sopinina suggested that the research dealt with the “launching of a limited military operation coordinated between the Russian-Turkish parties” aimed to face the expansion of “Jabhit al-Nusra” in Idlib.
Al-Hayat: Tramp: it is time to return from Syria and Afghanistan
In regard of the US withdrawal, Al-Hayat newspaper said, “President Donald Trump announced his country’s military withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan, saying« it is time to come home».
Trump said on his account in Twitter, on Friday:” I received overwhelming chaos in Syria and Afghanistan, endless wars with unlimited and deadly spending. During my election campaign, I said strongly that these wars must end”.
He added: “We spend 50 billion dollars yearly in Afghanistan, we strike them so hard that we are negotiating with them today to return to before 18 years ago”.
Adding:” Syria was filled with IS elements till I reached to the presidency, and soon we destroyed 100% of the caliphate organization, but we will closely watch it.
Al-Hayat: Sudan protest enters its 50th day… police dispersed the demonstrators with “gas”
The popular protests in Sudan had entered its 50th day, while the police launched after the Friday pray tear gas on worshipers as they were leaving a mosque in Om Durman, shouting “Freedom …Freedom” in a protest against the government
Al-Hayat: Pompeo mocks the Iranian revolution, 40 years of failure
“Iran began celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Shah Mohammad Reda Pahlavi in 1979. But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the Iranians in Persian and ridiculed” 40 years of failure, “Pompeo wrote in Twitter:” Even Your president, Hassan Rowhani, acknowledges 40 years of failure for the Iranian regime, it was not necessary to happen, but your regime has always given priority to ideology over the interests and well-being of the Iranian people. “
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: America gave Russia 6 months
Over the rocket crisis between Washington and Moscow, the United States suspended its obligations under the medium-range nuclear missile treaty it signed with Russia in 1987. Washington gave Moscow six months to salvage the treaty by destroying the newly developed “Cruise” rocket system, “Russia’s violations put millions of Europeans and Americans at greater risk, and we have to respond appropriately,” Mike Pompeo said Russia’s violations put millions of Europeans and Americans at greater risk, and we must respond appropriately, “he said, adding that the United States had provided” ample time “for Russia to return to compliance with the treaty.”