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‘US, Israel losing control in Arab world’

Saeb Shaath: ”The balance of power is tilting. The United States of America is losing control in the Arab world. They cannot even sustain their position like last year. They are losing to the masses and losing to the resistance.”

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Saeb Shaath:”The balance of power is tilting. The United States of America is losing control in the Arab world. They cannot even sustain their position like last year. They are losing to the masses and losing to the resistance.”

Interview with Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East expert


Since early 2011, a tide of revolutions and popular uprising has spread across the Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa.



The developments have so far led to the ouster of three US-backed authoritarian dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.


Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East expert from Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast. The following is a rough transcript of the interview.


Press TV: Do you think this is the reason why, this escalation from Israel towards the Gaza strip, in terms of Syria and it’s support for resistance groups, in this case in point Palestinian resistance groups? We can mention Hamas, of course. What is the reason behind this escalation from Israel?


Shaath: The recent escalation, Israel want to emphasize the point that any Israeli has been attacked or any target in the entity of Israel has been attacked, it doesn’t matter where it is, Gaza will have to pay the price. If it hits in the north or in the south, Gaza will have to be hit and pay the price.


The resistance in Gaza decided, and Hamas joined them, they are not going to accept such an equation. The Palestinian resistance believes with the change happening in Egypt they are stronger. Militarily they are stronger.


They can counter balance any Israeli attack. They will attack Israel. The resistance hit them with 150 rockets in reply for their air strikes and land strikes against Palestinians which they’ve seen the Israelis systematically committing war crimes against the civilians and population of Gaza. That’s not acceptable to the Palestinians or the Palestinian resistance as your previous guest mentioned, and your guest from Gaza.


The Palestinians have been targeted for nothing!


The Arabs will not do anything. Actually, most of the members of the Arab League consider Israel as their partner in crimes against the resistance camps in Syria, against Iran, and they will not do anything against the Israel, while the Palestinians urging them and urging the international community.


The human rights organizations won’t interfere, to intervene immediately to stop the war crimes against the targeting of the Palestinian civilians.


We see there is a change in the equation [region] right now which the Palestinians feel in Gaza. They are not going to take it anymore. They are going to reply again and they feel they are stronger. Military they are more equipped.


At the same time, I can say myself where’s the United Nations which should clarify to us that the state of Israel, the Zionist entity, is not a state above the international law or humanitarian law.


The United Nations should at least take a step and should show us it can revoke its membership of the state of Israel because the UN knows this state hasn’t respected the human rights’ principles, laws or the United Nations’ conventions, there are  over  60 UN resolutions  regarding Palestine and the Palestinian refugees that the Israelis didn’t respect.


Let us not forget that such a conventions and resolutions were the main tools which created that entity which is called Israel and accepting it as a member of the United Nations.


The United Nations is obliged now to stop the double standards and impose its will if they really mean business on the rogue Zionist state of Israel.


Press TV: If this was to escalate in terms of Israel, what are their plans? We’ve seen what they’ve done to the Gaza strip, perhaps taking advantage of Egypt being focused on their elections. Is that the case?


Also, do they have plans in terms of regionally speaking on not only Gaza but the Sinai to retake that? -Because there’ve been some news reports about that. How do you see it?


Shaath: I  think they are actually trying to pressurize the Egyptian masses, not the Egyptian politicians or even the Muslim Brotherhood. There are done-deals in that.


But the masses, they can influence the decisions taken from now on. They are trying to put a de facto situation in Gaza which there is not going to be a change in the future and they’re not going to succeed in that.


I can say to them that they were defeated in the hands of the resistance in 2006 at the hands of the Lebanese resistance led by Hezbollah. They were defeated!


They’ve been — the Zionists, the Americans and the Arab reactionary regimes — attacking Syria for a year and half and they couldn’t do anything. They couldn’t defeat the resistance camps!


The balance of power is tilting. The United States of America is losing control in the Arab world. They cannot even sustain their position like last year. They are losing to the masses and losing to the resistance.


What are these humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch or even anti-war movements who have been bought by CIA-financed think tanks to give the impression worldwide [that] this is a humanitarian organization are pro their policies? We understand exactly what’s happening.


The balance of power is tilting as I’m saying here. There are rising powers and they are facing the United States of America and the Zionist domination in the Middle East and I see [US and the Zionists]they’re going to lose at some stage.


That’s why they’re using Gaza as a chip which they can compromise with the Egyptians or with the Arab regimes.


They can bring even the brothers in Gaza to be a party to the Qataris…so the Israelis can stop their attacks or the Muslim Brotherhood can do a deal in there. That’s not going to happen since the people and the resistance, I emphasize again they are winning.


Whatever the deal that going to happen in Egypt, the people are going to change it. The ones who toppled Mubarak and the Zionist entity [who] was controlling Egypt, they can topple any regime. It doesn’t matter who comes in Egypt.


The counter revolution which they are trying to compose its agenda in different areas of the Arab world is going to fail. A revolution doesn’t take a day, a month or a year, it takes more than that.


They used Latin America as a testing ground before, and in Indonesia they  killed thousands and even at some stage killed millions; but they failed at the end.


The Arab world will fail again, and the revolution will succeed and will brush them outside, with them the Zionist entity, outside the Middle East.



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UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎

UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎


UN Security Council’s arms restrictions against Tehran have all been terminated in defiance of the United States’ >

An end to the arms embargo on Iran has proved that the United States, despite its ceaseless bid to extend the sanctions, has become very isolated in its hostile policy toward Iran.

As of today [October 18, 2020], all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated,” a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

To discuss the matter Press TV interviewed, Saeb Shaath , Author & Middle East Affairs Expert and James Tweedie, Journalist and Commentator on International Affairs.

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The US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.


This edition of the Debate is about the US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil. The Trump administration has contradicted its own statement by smuggling Syrian oil into Iraq.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has told Russia’s Sputnik news agency that the presence of American and Turkish forces on Syrian soil amounts to occupation and must come to an end. President Assad also censured the West for creating and supporting terrorist groups like Daish. Assad urged the international community to pile pressure on Western forces to leave Syria.

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.

Shaath confirmed that : The American company involved in the northeast ‎Syria deal has received an exemption from the U.S. ‎Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets ‎Control to operate in Syria. That means no ‎sanctions and the company got a White house ‎approval ‎.

Shaath : Since Trump declared that he is intending on ‎pulling forces out of Syria…but after the partial U.S. ‎troop withdrawal from northeast Syria in October ‎‎2019, Trump said he is keeping some forces there “to ‎secure the oil.”‎

Shaath : The Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants are assisting the US in looting the ‎Syrian oil, at some stage the US will be forced to ‎pull totally out of Syria.‎ When the U.S. pulls out of Syria, as I believe soon it ‎will be under way, The US will abandon its Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants in Northeast Syria.‎

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UAE stabbed Palestine in back by normalising with Zionist entity ‘Israel’

Abbas :You cannot take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’


on Tuesday, the Palestinian leadership held a meeting in West bank city of Ramallah, which was also attended by representatives of different Palestinian factions, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas.

Abbas condemned the UAE’s decision to normalise ties with Zionist entity”Israel”, saying it was a “stab in the back of the Palestinian people.”

Abbas accused the UAE of turning its back on Palestinians while trying to justify the deal with Zionist entity “Israel” by arguing it helped stop West bank annexations.

“They added the term annexation and attempted to give the others and the world the illusion that the UAE had come up with a great achievement for us and that is the rejection of annexation, as if the Palestinian issue is only about annexation while they disregard everything else: the rights of the Palestinian people, the Palestinian state, the two-state vision, holy Jerusalem [al-Quds]….This is deception, and this is totally unacceptable. We consider it a stab in the back of the Palestinian cause,” he emphasised.

Abbas also stressed that only the Palestinians have the right to speak on the Palestine issue. 

“You cannot can take our place…Palestine speaks in its own name. She is who will say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You [are] not responsible for the Palestinian cause, we alone, the Palestinians here, will speak on behalf of the Palestinian cause,” he said.

Palestinians ‘united against conspiracy’

Additionally, Abbas hailed the presence of representative from different Palestinian factions at Tuesday’s meeting as a show of unity.

“I welcome our brothers in Hamas, Jihad, General Command and Al-Saiqa who are here today. This indicates that the Palestinian people are united against the conspiracy, regardless of the differences between us, but in adversity we stand together and have on position against anyone who wants to attack our cause,” he said.

Abbas reminded the Arab countries that based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative any normalisation with Zionist entity “Israel” should come after an agreement is reached between the Palestinians and Tel Aviv, and not the other way around.

“Some countries have begun moving, both openly and in secret…this is rejected, and we the Palestinians will continue to absolutely reject this, no matter which country does this. You must respect the decisions on which you have signed off,” he said.

On Tuesday, “Israeli” media cited Sudanese foreign ministry spokesman as announcing an “impending” normalisation agreement with Tel Aviv. Sudan’s acting foreign minister, however, denied knowledge of such talks with Zionist entity “Israel”.

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