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‘Jordan immobile without West, Zionists’_Saeb Shaath

Since that is the main goal of the king, to give guarantees to the West and to Israel, there are no reforms which can influence the security of Israel. That is the bulk of the thing


Saeb Shaath on Jordan


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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has dissolved the country’s parliament and called for early elections, amid popular protests in the country.

The statement specified no date for the polls but the king reportedly plans to hold the elections before the end of 2012. Jordanians have been holding demonstrations since January 2011, demanding political reforms, including the election of prime minister by popular vote and an end to corruption. Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, an author and Middle East affairs expert, to further discuss the issue. What follows is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Jordan’s capital, Amman, today witnessed one of the biggest protests that country has seen for several years. They were quick, though, in demanding rapid reforms, and that’s one of their slogans before they actually revolted. If you can, please tell us about the political dynamics of Jordan, which is the poorest kingdom in the Middle East.

Shaath: Jordan was established as a buffer zone between the Zionist entity after the British mandate decided to slice Palestine between into Jordan in the east and the Zionist entity in the west, Jordan to play as a buffer between the Muslims and Arabs to protect Israel. Any political maneuver in Jordan has to have the blessing of the Zionists and the imperialists in the Middle East, and that is the function of Jordan. Jordan’s government in 1958 was dissolved, and the powers of the government and parliament were taken back since the unification process between Egypt and Syria of 1958 – they thought that was threatening Jordan. From that time, the king of Jordan took powers back from the people. Today, the Muslim Brotherhood, especially, and other political parties want these kinds of powers back to the parliament, back to the political parties. The only way it can be done is if the king and his imperialists Western backers can guarantee the Muslim Brotherhoods’ willingness, according to the imperialist agenda which – i.e. keeping the peace treaty with Israel going – makes sure the Israelis are happy with any development of -the Muslim Brotherhood taking over the system in there.

Since that is the main goal of the king, to give guarantees to the West and to Israel, there are no reforms which can influence the security of Israel. That is the bulk of the thing.

The Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t want to go to elections since they know that the new scenario for the elections won’t give them the powers or even a majority in parliament which they are wishing to get.

Press TV: So you have a series of requests of which, obviously, the election of a prime minister democratically is one of them; you have a budget of which – well, Jordan doesn’t really have much of an income, for example the influx of the refugees from Syria is also squeezing their budget. Do you feel that the time is up for King Abdullah? If so, what is that going to mean for countries in the region such as the allies of the United States and Israel, like Saudi Arabia, like Qatar? On the other hand, what would it mean for the US to lose an ally were that to happen?

Shaath: If we noticed last year with the wave of the Arab Spring touching the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states invited Morocco and Jordan to be a part of their Gulf states corporation council. To join all the monarchies of the Arab world, royalties in one club, they want to use the population of Jordan and Morocco as soldiers to secure Saudi Arabia and these Gulf  ‘Meshiakhism’ or emirates in there. The future of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan is linked to the imperialist project and the Zionist project in the Middle East. As long as there is a secure and strong Israel, it demands secure and strong kingdom of the Hashemite in Jordan to protect it, and the Zionists, as well, to protect its back. We will see King Abdullah in Jordan as long as the Americans, the West and the Zionists want him there. He is linked to them. This kingdom was established by them and will be secured by them.



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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