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West bent on destroying Syria, public must take action: Saeb Shaath

Western countries that are supporting this insurgency, what will it take to make a difference that not only it is a condemnation but it will stop them from using these chemical weapons again?

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Damascus:Mass funeral (Photo AP)

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Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East affairs expert.

What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Tell us about the significance now, now that the insurgents basically, it appears that it has been proven, that they are the ones that are using the nerve gas, the significance of this and will it be condemned internationally with something being done about it?

Shaath: This is very significant since Mrs. Del Ponte is a former Swiss attorney general and prosecutor with the International Criminal Court – tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, to remember. She is a prominent figure and she is the leading figure in the United Nations Commission investigating the human rights and war crimes, abuses happening in Syria and within her scope as well the chemical weapons investigation even if some Western politicians are going to jump the gun now and say that that’s not her area, there is a team waiting in Cyprus. No! it is her area and she has mandate for that from August 2011 to carry on such a thing and she, by the way, the sources told us that …there are 1,000 testimonies she gathered over Skype from within Syria and outside Syria who told her that these operations were carried out by these radical and fanatic organizations, which are supported by the West.

So she has all of that, and all the indications she gathered pinpoint at these fanatic groups.

However, this is hardly going to amend the Western power position, who are bent on destroying Syria.

Now since President Barack Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian president, he mentioned Presidentchemical weapons by name, would cross the redline; now when we see that all the fingers are being pointed at their backed rebels and what colour of line is going to be there? Orange or umber or green?

And what about McCain, the Republican Senator McCain and Lindsey Graham, who were going mad …

Press TV: Mr. Shaath let me just jump in here because, yes, as you said it is significant and we see the condemnation and hear the condemnation but will it turn into something concrete as you just alluded to. As far as the international part of the Western countries that are supporting this insurgency, what will it take to make a difference that not only it is a condemnation but it will stop them from using these chemical weapons again?

Shaath: It takes the public opinion not the Western governments. The Western governments, as I said, are bent on destroying Syria.

Today we have the proof that leaked from the British inquiry on the Iraqi war, which told us that the Western powers led by their commander-in-chief George Bush then, knew beforehand that Iraq had absolutely nothing of weapons of mass destruction that they were calling and accusing the Iraqis of having and still they went ahead with their invasion of Iraq and destroyed millions of lives in Iraq, looted the country while sending Iraq back to the stone ages, guaranteed the supremacy of Israel in the area.

That is their target, and as well [it is] going to be in Syria. So it is the public opinion now that has to move, the independent Non-Governmental Organizations have to tackle this issue right now.

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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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US president-elect Joe Biden and the Middle East

If Joe Biden rejoins the Iran nuclear ‎agreement ‎ and adopts Obama’s approach to the two-state ‎solution, with Palestine issue, which I believe he might do, since the ‎compromises made in the democratic party ‎between the Progressives ‎and the liberals during the ‎selection of the presidential candidate , indicated ‎that might be happening soon

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Interview with Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East affairs expert and David Yaghoubian, Prof. of History, CSU San Bernardino.

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Shaath Said: “Zionist entity Prime Minister Benjamin ‎Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince ‎Mohammed bin Salman have kept silent since ‎American media projected Biden’s will win.‎ We can recall the Netanyahu-Kushner plan ‎which believed in and relied on Trump’s victory ‎for the second term, that would be followed by ‎Netanyahu’s victory in the elections, aiming to ‎implement their deal of the century and the ‎normalization of Arab countries ties with the ‎Zionist’ entity,‎”

Shaath went to say :” it did not accrue to the planners that ‎Trump would become the only American ‎president in three decades not be elected to ‎serve a 2nd term in office.‎”

Shaath added “what might do away with their planes …I think Biden ‎will revive the nuclear agreement with Iran, ‎since it was an Obama- Biden’s admiration ‎achievement …he will do it in a way that avoids ‎any clash with Zionist entity.”

Shaathe went on t o say “‎ If Joe Biden rejoins the Iran nuclear ‎agreement ‎ and adopts Obama’s approach to the two-state ‎solution, with Palestine issue, which I believe he might do, since the ‎compromises made in the democratic party ‎between the Progressives ‎and the liberals during the ‎selection of the presidential candidate , indicated ‎that might be happening soon.‎”

Shaath added “That means everything that Netanyahu and ‎Kushnaier, dreamed about in making the ‎Zionist entity the pivotal state in the ‎Middle East with the Gulf States and the rest of ‎the Arabic countries as their satellite States ‎such dream is over. ‎ Since its clear that Biden needs to pay attention ‎and to focuses US resources on fighting covid-19 and ‎to Jump Startg the US economy”. ‎

‎ Shaath concluded “Since the Netanyahu – Kushner’s Deal of the ‎Century and Arab normalisation relation with ‎Zionist entity geared up to create a military ‎alliance to face Iran… Joe Biden with reviving the US commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement does not need such alliance…as well Joe does not have a Dime to waist on Netanyahu’s dreams. ..This is the new way we going to see it happening in the region.”

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Are the French officials declaring open war on Islam?

France declared a war on Islam by supporting the publication of satirical cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

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Anger continues to grow across the Muslim world after French President Emmanuel Macron publicly attacked Islam in defense of the publication of derogatory cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said that France declared a war on Islam by supporting the publication of satirical cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Press TV intreviews Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Afaiers Expert, and Firas Al Najm, Manager, Canadian Ddefenders for human rights.

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