In Rare Interview With Kuwaiti Newspaper Assad Says Syria Reached “Understanding” With Arab States

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In Rare Interview With Kuwaiti Newspaper Assad Says Syria Reached  “Understanding” With Arab States

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On October 3, the Kuwaiti al-Shahed newspaper published an exclusive interview with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. The interview is Assad’s first with a Gulf newspaper since the beginning of the war in Syria 8 years ago.

During the interview, Assad revealed that his government has reached a “major understanding” with several Arab states. Furthermore, the Syrian President said that many Western countries are currently discussing the possibility of restoring relations with Damascus.

When asked about Kuwait, Assad said that the Kuwaiti media played a “honorable role” during the Syrian crisis and praised the Kuwaiti Amir, Sheikh Sabah Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, for his humanitarian efforts to help the Syrian people.

Kuwait ceased its relations with Syria in late 2011, along with several other Arab states. Later, Syria was suspended from the Arab League after the failure of the Arab peace plan for the country.

Lately, the Syrian relations with Arab states, especially Gulf states, have been witnessing an improvement. Last week, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem was filmed having a public warm chat with his Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly session. Prior to that, Arab sources revealed that senior officials of the UAE had visited Damascus.

Some local observers believe that we will soon see more improvement in Syrian’s relations with other Arab states. Several sources even talked about the ongoing efforts to restore Syria’s seat in the Arab League.

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  • Hrky75

    Arab states through it’s state controlled media are cozening up with Assad and implicitly promising to “re-admit” Syria into the Arab League. The pre requisite – implicit and explicit – is for SAA to refrain from crushing their proxy armies in Idlib and – we kinda forgot on – Manbij. All the while US and Turkey are reorganizing and rearming them. This is all a game to buy time, wrestle the initiative away from Russians and Syrians and relaunch the war just when Assad and the Syrian people start thinking it’s all over…I’m sorry but I don’t buy that all those Gulf sheikhs, emirs, princes and kings all of a sudden saw the light and want Syria to be strong, united, secular and undefeated. And I most certainly don’t believe that they gave up on the idea of running the pipeline through, letting Russians and Iranians take the EU markets…

    • Xanatos

      you are absolutely correct. They are using diplomacy to buy time to solidify idlib, tanf, and rojava defenses. They want Assad to visit the gulf to assassinate him too.

      I’m not sure they are dumb enough to launch a new offensive. But they might be.

    • NWOD

      Nothing to do with pipelines.

      • Tommy Jensen

        Also with pipelines; Central bank, Yinon, stronghold for attack on Lebanon, Iran, pipelines.

  • Smaug

    The war is over.

  • peacelover

    Syria need economic investments to rebuild its infrastructure. So It does need these Arab states. War is won by Assad. This is acknowledgement by his opponents in Arab world.This is essential for future of peaceful Syria.Flow of deadly support from The Gulf must stop.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    very nice :)) i hope they invest in syria, help rebuild, etc.

  • Ahmad

    PERSIAN GULF!

  • Justin

    Let the Ass Kissing begin!
    “Pleeease Assad, please tell Iran that we didnt really mean to fund Isis to kill Shiites! Iran and iraq will want to take over our oil now and Saudi Arabia and Israel wont do jack shit about it because u have Russia on ur side and they are saying that they are going to give Iraq S-300’s too! Please forgive us, pleeeease! I’ll suck your dick! I’ll do it right now i swear it”!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD76_5ZIol0

  • Tommy Jensen

    Rothschilds are also ready.
    The Syrian Central Bank didnt surrender, so Rothschilds destroyed all Syrian infrastructure to force Assad to ask for usury loans from IMF, ECB, DB, CB. One way or another, you cant escape Swift.