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US, Britain, France repeat imperial intentions in Syria: Saeb Sha’ath

Those two countries if I want to focus on France and Britain specifically, they are the ones who are going against their own public opinion, against even the EU , they want to arm and support insurgency in Syria, and why all of that if we remember the countries in 1916 they have the Sykes-Picot agreement.

 

 

Map - 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement  سايكس بيكو

Map – 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement سايكس بيكو

 

A Middle East expert says just as the British and French divided the Ottoman Empire into colonies in the 1916…20s history is now being repeated with those countries along with the US seeking to colonize Syria.

 

 

The comment comes as a new binational YouGov-Cambridge poll indicates that the American and British publics are against any foreign military intervention in Syria aimed at overthrowing the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Press TV has conducted an interview with author and Middle East expert, Saeb Shaath, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

 

Press TV: Saeb Shaath if you were to give the results of this poll to the French president and the UK prime minister obviously I don’t think that’s going to make a difference but shouldn’t it make a difference because this is tax payers money that is paying for their involvement in this war on Syria?

 

Sha’ath: Yeah, it should make a difference. That’s if they were really true democracies and they listened to the public opinion and their people. We have experienced during the voting for Palestine in the United Nations the same with public opinion 80 percent in the UK and France mainly behind the Palestinians and their government  as we seen didn’t support the Palestinians in the United Nations.

 

Those two countries if I want to focus on France and Britain specifically, they are the ones who are going against their own public opinion, against even the EU , they want to arm and support insurgency in Syria, and why all of that if we remember the countries in 1916 they have the Sykes-Picot agreement.

 

They used the Arabs of Arabia under the leadership of Lawrence  of Arabia at the time the British secret service officer they called it an Arab revolt against the Islamic Khalifa in Istanbul and then they caused mayhem and chaos.

 

These people surrendered the Arab world and the Arab nation to the British and the French colonization. They rewarded them [colonizers] and gave them East of Palestine as  the Kingdom of Jordan now for the Hashemite who came from Arabia and the other part of Palestine for the Zionists, the ‘Israelis’ who they expelled from Europe.

 

They divided the Arab world  into 21 countries colonized by the French and the British. Today they are doing the same thing. They want to re-amend the Sykes-Picot one to a Sykes-Picot two with the same help of the same people who came from Arabia, the Saudis, the Qataris and now they want to destroy Syria.

 

It doesn’t fit their plan as before. They want to redefine the area within religious, sectarian, ethnical, resources and geopolitical borderlines. That’s why they don’t listen to anyone; the United States of America, Barack Obama visiting Tel Aviv and insulting the Palestinians and insulting the whole world as well in his support to the Jewish entity ,and then  mending the relationship between ‘Israel’ and Turkey. It’s all about preparing the ground for more vicious actions which ‘Israel’ and turkey would be involved in against Syria to finish the Sykes-Picot plan and to prepare the ground  for a final execution.

 

Press TV: Quickly Saeb Sha’ath, I’m sure you have heard that there are many citizens of Europe we can mention both France and UK in this picture of which their dissolution by fighting a holy war in Syria. Yet they come back to their countries and they’re more extreme.

 

Aren’t they worried that this type of push to arm the insurgents is going to backfire when they have their own citizens going to Syria coming back and perhaps making their country insecure?

 

Sha’ath: Those people always they provided, London mainly and part of France as well, as a safe haven for all these radical clerics and ‘takfiri’ groups who were active in the sixties and seventies in Egypt and suddenly they transferred them to Afghanistan, we know what followed that  during the seventies. They always  were looked after, they are always part of a holy alliances between them and the Western intelligence agencies. Those people are coordinating highly with the British and the French authorities in what they are doing.  

 

So the British know who are in there and who are they bringing back. Am I worried about radicalization of the Islamic population in the UK ?  I’m not worried about that myself, but the British sort of authority would love to see that, since that can increase the levels of Islamophobia in here, and make the people hate Muslims and put Muslims in the context which they want to put them in.

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Iran’s ‘logical path’ to saving JCPOA

Press TV talkes to Dr Saeb Shaath about his take on roadmap that leads the US to return to its commitment and lift the sanctions imposed on Iran.

Tehran has never severed ties with the IAEA

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is proposing a logical path to the US for its full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. Zarif said the United States should first return to the full compliance and then Iran will reciprocate after rapid verification of Washington’s compliance. Zarif also stressed that all sanctions imposed by Former President Donald Trump must be removed. This comes as Iran and the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal end another round of talks aimed at reviving the agreement. More negotiations are set to be held next Wednesday.

Press TV talkes to Dr Saeb Shaath about his take on roadmap that leads the US to return to its commitment and lift the sanctions imposed on Iran.

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Thousands of political prisoners in Bahrain are facing deaths

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation

Saeb Shaath Said “Thousands of political activists, political ‎dissidents, opposition figures, women and even ‎children in Bahraini prisons are facing deaths ‎
cleric …Sheikh Isa Qassim …has warned of that ‎and demanded their immediate release ,,,,,, he ‎called on the Al khalifa regime to choose between ‎the deaths of the dissident inmates and their ‎release…‎

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation …‎”

Shaath explained

“That is to force them to stop demanding Al ‎Khalifah regime to allow reforms for ‎establishing of a just and fair system that ‎reflects and represents the people interests .‎
On April 6 2020, 21 International ‎human rights organisations among ‎them were Amnesty international and ‎human rights first
‎ called on the Bahraini regime to release ‎all political prisoners ….as the release of ‎‎1,486 prisoners on 17 March 2020 only ‎included 394 prisoners sentenced on ‎political charges….‎
‎While the western governments applause ‎Bahrain’s so called great amnesty .‎”
‎ Saeb Shaath noted that “Most political opponents, activists, ‎human rights defenders, and journalists ‎remain incarcerated.‎
‎ Among them are influential members of ‎Al Wefaq party such as former ‎secretary-general Hassan Mushaima, ‎and Sheikh Ali Salman, ‎
as well as human rights activists ‎Abdulhadi Al Khawaja and Nabeel ‎Rajab”.‎
‎ Shaath added ” the hypocrisy of the west shines by keeping ‎closed eyes over atrocities committed by the ‎Bahraini regime against the prisoners … All ‎are well aware that Bahrain carries out ‎the execution of political prisoners. ‎
Bahraini authorities habitually diluting ‎human rights abuses by sentencing or ‎executing prisoners during holidays or ‎on days of religious celebrations to ‎prevent any reaction from international ‎institutions or media.‎”

Shaath concluded by saying ” Its well documented that the actions of ‎the Bahraini regime violate ‎international law and Bahrain’s ‎international human rights obligations, ‎
including the UN Convention Against ‎Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or ‎Degrading Treatment or Punishment, ‎
the International Covenant on Civil and ‎Political Rights, the International ‎Covenant on Economic, Social, and ‎Cultural Rights along with the Arab ‎Charter of Human Rights “..‎

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Who is behind the assassination of Iranian Scientists?

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.”

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US officials say Zionist entity “Israel” was behind the assassination: New York Times “One American official — along with two other intelligence officials — said that “Israel” was behind the attack on the scientist,” The New York Times reported on Friday.

Fakhrizadeh’s name was mentioned multiple times in a presentation in 2018 by Zionist entity “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he repeated baseless claims about the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu described the scientist as the director of Iran’s nuclear program and threatened, “Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh.”

The Tel Aviv regime has made several attempts over the past years to throw a wrench in Tehran’s peaceful nuclear work. The regime has been behind the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists. It has also conduced cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear sites.

Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un “That’s a telling analysis from @nytimes reflecting readiness of US establishment to give green light to political extra territorial assasinations. Not a thing to boast for a democratic country! #Iran #Fakhrizadeh”.

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.” @aaronjmate .

The senior Iranian defense official was assassinated near the capital Tehran in a terrorist attack. In a statement, the Defense ministry said the vehicle of the head of the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was targeted by terrorists.

The Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said the act of cowardice shows the desperate warmongering of its perpetrators adding that there are serious indications of an Israeli role in the assassination. Zarif also urged the international community, especially the EU, to end QUOTE “their shameful double standards and condemn the Iranian defense official’s assassination.

Between 2010 and 2012, four other Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated. Tehran and western intelligence agencies have long put the blame on Zionist entity “Israel”, an accusation that was never rejected by officials of the Israeli regime.

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