Turki Mustafa, Baladi News
Paving the way for Assad's Return to the Suspended Syrian Seat in the Arab League
The battle of the Syrian revolution in the dead sea summit is a tough one as it's facing the Arab disunion along with attempts to push some countries to adopt different attitudes towards the Syrian revolution that was recognized legitimate by Arab countries in previous resolutions. The current atmosphere in the Arab world is not promising for issuing new resolutions in support of the Syrian revolution or even abide by the previous ones, as many countries demand the return of Assad and support his regime following the dominant tendency nowadays.
Iraq, Egypt, Algeria and Lebanon, which are the Arab countries that support Russia and Iran, have been putting pressure to reintroduce Assad's regime and abandon the commitments of the Arab League in favor of the Russian bets. Other countries pretend to support the revolution, but they are confused and uncertain regarding the arrangement of their priorities. However, none of those countries has the right to exclude the representative of the Syrian revolution as the rebellious Syrian people are part and parcel of the Arab nation and have the ultimate right to participate in all Arab events.
The current disputes among Arab countries are linked to internal problems that have very contradictory strategic and international reflections, starting from the host country, Jordan, which is on the one hand supporting the return of Assad under the pretext of combating terrorism and is on the other hand burdened by having hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, who are suffering in the camps that are more like enclosed military camps.
Syrians are not much interested in the resolutions of the summit as they believe that such resolutions will never be able to rescue them from being killed on a daily basis by Assad's forces, Russia and the Iranian militias, especially after some Arab countries' demands of Assad's return to the League and so they have no trust in the resolutions of the summit as they are mere ink on paper and this Arab deficiency was the main reason which paved the way for the Iranian intervention and the Russian occupation.
Turning the Syrian Case Into a Relief One!
The permanent members in the Arab League have prepared a full-work plan to help the neighboring countries of Syria and the other Arab countries that host the Syrian refugees to enable them shoulder the burden if hosting this huge number of refugees on the economic and logistic levels. Jordan benefited the most from this plan and it worked hard to enlist it on the agenda of the summit claiming that the countries surrounding the conflict regions suffer from the economic, social and humanitarian aftermaths of such conflicts.
Therefore, the actual aim behind this plan was getting logistic and financial gains rather than taking care of the Syrian refugees and though instead of supporting the revolution on the political and military levels and putting pressure on Assad's regime, the Arab countries were discussing the ways to support the refugees hosting countries, which serves either directly or indirectly the scheme of demographic change in Syria.
The Message of the Lebanese Presidents To the Arab League (Disavowing Hezbollah Militia)
Former Lebanese Presidents and Prime Ministers have sent a message to the Arab summit and it was a slap on the face of Hezbollah and its allies in the region. The message included five axes which are: asserting on al-Ta'if agreement, committing to the international resolutions especially resolution number 1701, the Illegal arms of Hezbollah, the declaration of Baabda, distancing Lebanon from the Syrian crisis and stopping the external intervention in it. The message clearly demanded to isolate Hezbollah and cut its supply and support sources as its policy is pushing Lebanon towards political and security turmoil. The message can also be considered as a condemnation of the Iranian intervention in Lebanon and the region through its tool which is Hezbollah.
One of the representatives of Kuwait has declared that the Arab revolutions have suspended the Arab development since 2011 as if the development in those countries was on full swing before the revolutions! This was an example of the statements by Arab representatives in the summit that inherits the pending files from the previous summits and the result is piling those cases and making them more complicated, then concluding the summit with a rhetorical closing statement. The "Dead Sea Summit" concluded with a statement that emphasized on the importance of the Syrian unity and sovereignty and explained that the only possible solution of this crisis is a political one which is based on the participation of all Syrian parties, according to the statements of Geneva 1and the international resolutions and decisions in this regard, especially the Security Council Resolution number 2254.
The statement encouraged the continuation of the peace negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva. It has also demanded Iran to stop igniting the sectarian disputes in the region and condemned the Iranian intervention in the Arab affairs. The statement also condemned the Iranian occupation of the three UAE Islands and stressed on the unity and sovereignty of Yemen. And like all the previous summits this one also asserted on the importance of the Palestinian case and on the Arab identity of eastern Jerusalem, the capital of occupied Palestine.
All of the aforementioned resolutions are mere ink on paper except for the diligent attempts of some Arab countries in support of Assad's return to the Syrian seat in the League that was confronted by Qatar and Saudi Arabia and though failed.