White House: Syria’s return to the Arab League does not mean a solution to the crisis
Karin Jean-Pierre, the spokeswoman of the White House, said last Monday: As the Secretary General of the Arab League has announced, this decision does not mean the normalization of the relations of all member states of this union with Damascus and does not mean the complete resolution of the crisis in Syria.
The spokesman of the White House added: Our partners have announced that they intend to engage directly with the Assad regime to advance priorities such as achieving a solution to the Syrian crisis, expanding humanitarian access, creating safe conditions for the return of migrants, preventing ISIS and confronting Drug trafficking is “Captagon”.
Jean-Pierre claimed: Although we doubt Assad’s readiness to solve the Syrian crisis, we are aligned with our Arab partners in terms of the final goals.
This White House official continued: Our sanctions, including Caesar’s law, are fully implemented. We still want a political solution based on the Security Council resolution.
According to IRNA reporter, Vedant Patel, the deputy spokesperson of the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs, claimed on Monday local time, one day after Syria’s return to the Arab League: We believe that Syria does not deserve to re-enter the Arab League at this time, and this is the point that We have discussed it clearly with all our partners.
This US State Department official added: We have common goals with our Arab partners in relation to Syria. Among these common areas is the achievement of a political solution to the Syrian crisis in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
Patel claimed: We believe that humanitarian access should be expanded in Syria, the necessary security should be provided to prevent ISIS from regaining power, and conditions should be provided for the return of migrants to their country.
At the same time, the deputy spokesperson of the US Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that this issue (Syria’s return to the Arab League) is an “opportunity to reduce Iran’s influence in Syria”.
The American official continued that Washington will not normalize its relations with Syria.
The foreign ministers of the Arab countries agreed to return Syria to the Arab League in their extraordinary meeting on 17 Radibehesht (May 7). Jamal Rushdi, the official spokesman of the Secretary General of the Arab League, said that the Arab League decided to return Syria to its seat in the Arab League.
In its final statement, the Arab League Council confirmed and announced the resumption of the participation of Syrian government delegations in the meetings of this union after 12 years of the suspension of Damascus’s membership. Organizations and institutions related to it should be resumed and this decision is effective from May 7.
In November 2011, with the beginning of the crisis in this country, the Arab League suspended the membership of Damascus in this union and since then imposed political and economic sanctions against this country, a member of the anti-Zionist Islamic Resistance Front.
“Giorgio Cafiro”, the executive director of the Persian Gulf Situation Analysis Institute based in Washington DC and an American analyst and researcher in the Middle East and Africa, also said in an exclusive conversation with an IRNA reporter in New York about America’s behavior towards Syria: The United States of America wants regional actors. Isolate the Syrian government and treat Assad like an illegitimate leader. Although Washington has basically come to terms with the fact that the Syrian president is not on the verge of falling from power and is unlikely to change anytime soon, it wants to prevent Damascus from reintegrating into the Arab region’s diplomatic sphere.
This American analyst added: America and Israel do not want to see Syria regaining power under the rule of Bashar al-Assad as it was before the conflict in 2011 and this country becoming a strong regional player again. Therefore, Washington is using financial leverage and the power of sanctions to prevent Arab countries such as the UAE from investing and doing business with Syria. Syria is weakened and the country’s economy is in a terrible state, and in my opinion, American policies to prevent It is designed to change any of these facts. However, a growing number of Arab countries do not believe that adopting a North Korea-like approach to Syria will have a positive outcome for the region, and thus questions about the Syrian government are likely to be a source of tension between the United States and some of America’s Arab allies and partners. It will be like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan and Egypt.