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Syria mourns its martyrs while blaming US and ‘Israel’ for attacks

Tens of Billions of dollars spent on the ‘countra forces’ by Qatar and Saudi, they need to destabilize the national unity of Syrians people, they want a real crack in the big Cities soon which proved its very hard for them and their soft power Aljazeera- Al-Arabiya to crack , otherwise the game is over ” Shaath said

 

Damascus: Mass funeral on Saturday (Photo AP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral Saturday for 55  people killed in twin suicide bombings that targeted intelligence agency compounds in Damascus.

The bodies of the martyrs arrived each in a minibus. They were wrapped in the Syrian flag and were taken to the inside of the mosque. Mourners carried coffins draped in the red, white and black Syrian flags into the eighth-century Omayyad Mosque, where they were placed on the ground .All the coffins held the names of the bombing victims, except for six coffins carrying the remains of people who had not been identified.

The families of the martyrs said the people killed in the attacks sacrificed their lives for their homeland. They asked the Syrian government to put an end to armed groups harming security in the country. Syrians took to the streets around the mosque. They raised the Syrian flag and shouted slogans, expressing their unity in the face of attacks against their country. Syrians are calling for punishing those responsible for the attacks. They say they will stay united in the face of what they call a conspiracy targeting their country.

 

Syrian officials said a suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car as he waited behind a vehicle driven by a retired general who was trying to enter a military intelligence building in Damascus’ upscale Kfar Sousa district Friday morning. About a minute later, a second attacker blew up his SUV at the gate of the General Intelligence Agency, the officials said.

Earlier, a Syrian website released a statement saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings. The Al-Arabiya news network later reported that that the Muslim Brotherhood has denied the charge.

Saturday’s funerals turned into pro-government rallies, with Syrians chanting “Death to America” during the processions in Damascus, the Reuters news agency reported.

The government blamed the al-Qaida terrorist network and accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the two deadly attacks on Friday which claimed the lives of 55 innocent people and injured more than 100 others.

Middle East Expert Saeb Shaath believes, “There is a global war going on in Syria, the bombings adding new and ominous dimensions, its a sign of desperation ,fear of defat by the countra forces in Syria’’.  He went on to say ’’ Since they have been receiving massive support in terms of  man power as well as fire power smuggled in across the borders of Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan’’.  Shaath added ”Tens of Billions of dollars spent on the ‘countra forces’ by Qatar and Saudi, they need to destabilize the national unity of Syrians people, they want a real crack in the big Cities soon which proved its very hard for them and their soft power Aljazeera and Al-Arabiya to crack , otherwise the game is over ” Shaath said.

In interviews with ‘Israeli’ news outlets over the past few months, the Syrian opposition members have clearly expressed their vision for the future of Syria and their interest in establishing ties with the Tel Aviv regime.

 

However, Syrian people have repeatedly expressed solidarity with the government. Figures show that during the past weeks, about 12 million people have demonstrated in support of al-Assad.

The United States condemned the attacks, saying there was “no justification for terrorism of any kind” and that the work of the Arab League should not be hindered.

SaebPress / Agencies

 

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Analysing Lebanon’s multiple crises

The United States on September 8 slapped sanctions on two former cabinet ministers in Lebanon over support for Hezbollah as it vowed to isolate the resistance movement.

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Press TV interviews Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Affairs Expert to analyse Lebanon’s multiple crises, and Mariam Saleh, Press TV’s Lebanon correspondent.

President Michel Aoun accepted the resignation of PM-designate Mustafa Adib and was set to “take the appropriate measures according to the requirements of the constitution”, the president’s office said Saturday. Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has announced his resignation amid a deadlock over government formation in the crisis-hit country.

In a televised address on Saturday, Adib said he was stepping down from “the task of forming the government” following a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. He also noted that the kind of cabinet that he wanted to establish “was bound to fail” and that he was keen on protecting national unity. “I apologize to the Lebanese people,” he added.

The announcement came almost a month after Adib, former Lebanese ambassador to Berlin, was appointed by the president to form a new government. Lebanon is currently mired in the country’s worst economic and financial crisis in its modern history.

It has been waiting for a new administration since outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned on August 10, a few days after a powerful explosion in the capital killed more than nearly 200 people, injured thousands and caused losses worth billions of dollars. The blast took place in Beirut port warehouses storing highly explosive material, specifically ammonium nitrate, commonly used in both fertiliser and bombs. The explosion — one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions the world has ever seen — flattened much of the strategic port and left buildings in ruin. Following the blast, the US and European countries have been mounting pressure on Lebanese officials to form a government that secures the West’s interests.

The United States on September 8 slapped sanctions on two former cabinet ministers in Lebanon over support for Hezbollah as it vowed to isolate the resistance movement. French President Emmanuel Macron paid two visits to Lebanon, where he called for a “new political pact” among Lebanese political factions and said he had proposed a roadmap to authorities to unlock billions of dollars in funds from the international community.

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Palestine quits Arab league chairmanship over Bahrain, UAE normalisation of ties with Zionist entity

The Palestinian Authority sees the ‎UAE and Bahrain’s normalisation with ‎the Zionist entity as a betrayal of the ‎Palestinians Nobel cause and a blow ‎to their struggle for an independent ‎Palestinian state The Arab league Position on Palestine ‎is based on the Arab peace Initiative

Press TV interviewed Dr. Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Affairs expert on the issue of Palestine quits Arab league chairmanship over Bahrain, UAE normalisation of ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’.

Shaath said: “The Palestinian Authority sees the ‎UAE and Bahrain’s normalisation with ‎the Zionist entity as a betrayal of the ‎Palestinians Nobel cause and a blow ‎to their struggle for an independent ‎Palestinian state The Arab league Position on Palestine ‎is based on the Arab peace Initiative ‎which was proposed by Saudi Arabia in ‎the 2002 Beirut Arab Summit which calls ‎for a “two-state solution” along the ‎‎1967 war lines and a “just” solution to ‎the Palestinian refugee issue”.

Shaath explained: ” ‎2 weeks ago on 9 of September the ‎Arab League failed to condemn the ‎Emirates who broke ranks with the Arab ‎League position … … the General ‎Secretariat of the Arab League headed by ‎Ahmed Abu ‎‏ ‏Gayit the Former Egyptian ‎F M of the deposed Mubarak regime , dropped a Palestinian draft resolution ‎which called for the condemnation of the ‎normalisation agreement between the ‎UAE and Zionist entity” .

Shaath added ” ‏ ‏the General Secretariat of the Arab ‎League decided to overlook the UAE’s ‎normalisation of ties with Zionist entity and ‎did not issue any condemnation of that ‎normalisation” .

Shaath went on to say” Most Forging minsters who attended that ‎Arab League FM’s Video conference ‎‎…raised their laud voices in support of ‎Saudi collation position calling for the ‎deterrence of the “Iranian interference” in ‎Yemen and Turkish ambitions in Libya”.‎

Shaath explained “In that meeting of the Arab league FMs, ‎lots of the foreign ministers supported the ‎Saudi position, hopping for financial benefits. They ‎did not mind the Zionist-American ‎colonialism of Arabic land in Syria, Iraq ‎Libya and the Arabian peninsula. While they do not see how vital and ‎urgent it is to start a dialogue with their own ‎Muslim brothers and neighbours, such as ‎Iran or Turkey to resolve any disputes” Shaath said” those ministers likes their regimes to stay as an American puppets, while the US uses their countries in waging their wars on Arab and Muslim ‎Nations, like Iraq, Syria and Libya”.

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Kuwaiti parties dismiss Trump allegation kingdom will normalise ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’ soon

Kuwait will not forget the blood of the martyrs, the sufferings of mothers, children, prisoners and the wounded, and the sacrifices of generations throughout the decades of Zionist oppression and aggression against Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif,

Press Tv interviews, Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East political Expert and Ali Al-Faraj, a political activist. Kuwait likely to be next Arab state to normalise ties with Israel: Trump Trump announced the likely normalisation of bilateral ties between Kuwait and ‘Israel’ at a White House press briefing Friday hours after meeting with the son of Kuwait’s ruling emir.

The White House said the president had awarded the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, adding that it was the first time the honour has been given since 1991. The emir’s eldest son, Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, accepted the award on behalf of his father at a private ceremony with Trump on Friday. Trump’s remarks were a stark contrast from what the Kuwaiti government had said last month.

A local newspaper cited a Kuwaiti official as saying that the Persian Gulf state would “be the last” to sign a normalization agreement with Israel. “Our stance on ‘Israel’ has not changed following the UAE normalization agreement, and we will be the last to normalize relations,” the al-Qabas newspaper cited the unnamed senior official as stating.

“The Kuwaiti position is consistent with its decades-old foreign policy approach in support of the Palestinian cause, as it is the premier Arab issue,” it added, quoting the official. A number of Kuwaiti political parties have roundly condemned US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Persian Gulf kingdom may soon normalise relations with Israel after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed normalisation agreements with the Tel Aviv regime at the White House earlier this week.

The factions, in a joint statement released on Sunday, called upon the Kuwaiti government to issue an official statement in rejection of Trump’s allegation. “Kuwait will not forget the blood of the martyrs, the sufferings of mothers, children, prisoners and the wounded, and the sacrifices of generations throughout the decades of Zionist oppression and aggression against Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif,” the statement added. They also urged the legislature to expedite the passing of a law, which would criminalise any normalisation with the Israeli regime and demand that the lawmakers protect the Arab country against any potential bullying and pressure by Washington.

Trump claimed at a White House press briefing on Friday that Kuwait will likely normalise relations with Israel in the near future.SHOW LESS

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