Arab and international Since 2017-03-19 at 16:36 (Baghdad time)
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Saudi Crown Prince Prince Salman bin Salman has urged US President Donald Trump to send Saudi troops to fight a pro-Syrian organization in Syria and Iraq, raising questions about the seriousness of the offer and its possible occurrence.
Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab alliance in the war in Yemen since 2015. Since the battle in support of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the Saudi role in Syria has changed, especially with the departure of the administration of former US President Barack Obama at the time. Its rival is Iran, Russia, America and Turkey.
Syria fell on Saudi Arabia's foreign policy agenda until the new US administration came, and researchers read that "Saudi Arabia was waiting for the new US administration headed by Donald Trump."
The Saudi academic and political analyst Hamdan al-Shihri, said earlier, that Saudi Arabia is waiting for what the new administration will provide for the Syrian issue and other issues.
He explained that "if the Americans are serious in such files, Riyadh will talk with them files of the region also seriously."
"The recent visit by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States has made it clear that the new US administration has a new understanding and wants to reformulate its policy in the region to serve the interests and stability of the region," said Zuhair al-Harthy, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saudi Shoura Council.
On the Saudi offer presented by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Trump, Al-Harithi said in a press statement that "Saudi Arabia has already raised these ideas for former US President Barack Obama, but did not get excited about it."
He said: "There was a US failure to the previous administration, which failed all the allies, and contributed to the confusion of the political scene in the region."
He added that Saudi Arabia is ready for such a scenario, as long as it comes under the umbrella of the International Coalition and in coordination with the United States. "If these things are arranged, Saudi Arabia is already ready."
On the issue of the participation of Saudi forces on the ground, he stressed that if there is an intention of the International Alliance and called for the presence of these forces on Syrian territory, Saudi Arabia will participate in the conviction that it is part of the international community.
On the ability of Saudi Arabia to bear the cost of its participation in the field in Syria while leading an Arab alliance in Yemen against the Huthis, he said that there are "exaggerations," explaining that the process will be common, the assembly of more than one state, .
"We are talking about joint cooperation between countries, not individual judgment," he said. "Saudi Arabia is not alone. There are other countries."
He stressed that "Saudi Arabia does not bear the costs of this alone, it is trying to make a real effort as a member of the international community, and a moderate country trying to devote the concept of security and stability in the region," as he put it.
The military expert, Dr. Fayez al-Duwairi, did not agree to talk about Saudi Arabia taking the cost of intervening on the ground in Syria and Iraq. He pointed out that Saudi Arabia was already "immersed" in the Hazem crisis in Yemen, and said that any participation in a second front would be difficult for them militarily.
"Saudi capabilities do not allow the creation of a packed storm in the north, such as those in the south, that is, the opening of two fronts, one in Yemen and one in Syria," he said. "This is difficult. Saudi Arabia since 2015 in Yemen has not resolved the battle there. He needs years to settle there. "
Al-Duwairi said that Prince Mohammed bin Salman's statement was "nothing more than a political position."
He explained that "talk about the participation of Saudi Arabia and Arab countries in the fight against Daqash, already talked about, but Iraq rejected the offer, and there was no response from the regime in Syria."
He said that this will not move for a simple reason, that the Saudi role in Iraq depends on trying to restore relations in order to reduce the Iranian influence, and try to return Iraq to the Arab row, and this is what Saudi Arabia aspires there today.
In Syria, until now, the Saudi role is nothing more than hosting the supreme negotiating body, in addition to Riyadh's attempt to keep itself within the scene. The Syrian scene is now being contested by America, Russia, Turkey and Iran.
"The Arab position itself has become the weakest case, because the armed opposition backed by the Arab countries has become the weakest cases."
However, the member of the Saudi Shoura Council, he said that "there is a unified enemy of the entire international community, and Saudi Arabia is one of those countries, and that the issue of terrorism that threatens the whole world requires that there be cooperation, and this is the message of Saudi Arabia that there be international efforts to counter terrorism" , He said