Arab Economic Summit: Lack of Integration, Development

RIYADH, ( ST)- The goal of the Arab Economic Summit held in Riyadh is searching for Arab desirable economic integration, missing cooperation and absent development and ended to the same destiny of its precedent gathering as a protocol show that not enriching nor fattening of hunger, not achieving integration nor breeding development. The enemies of Syria exploited this event to repeat their positions and pass their political messages to intervene in the Syrian affairs although it is supposed to be limited to the economic aspect.

Speeches of the participants in the Riyadh Summit were free from any substance or essence and a duplicated copy of the precedent summits and did not have any impact. The summit confirmed once again that this system is helpless and unable to cope with the challenges that beset the Arab states and their future in light of the modest numbers of inter-Arab trade volume, low domestic investment, decline in human development indicators and economic growth.

Studies and researches indicates to the increase the of economic challenges facing the Arab countries and their inability to keep pace with the world economic activity and entering the world, the era of economic blocs and common markets, while the wealthy Arab states are busy in completing urban and commercial development instead of developing the human being and developing the agricultural, industrial, research and scientific sectors.

The draft resolutions, recommendations, programs, plans, promises to establish a free trade zone, investment of the Arab capital in Arab countries, accelerating the pace of development, boosting growth, creating financial funds and increasing its capital to turn to eventually ink on paper because the owners of these funds are busy in oil reserves to finance terrorism, chaos, strife and conflict in the Arab world or transferring  these funds to Western banks.

It could be said that the summit succeeded only in showing the overall incapability of the Arab League especially after the domination of the oil-producing countries on this foundation, and turning it into a tool to lure foreign interference to the benefit of their interests and not the interests of other Arab countries drowning in poverty and suffering from lack of development.

Some of the participants in the economic forum seemed as if they were weeping on the suffering of the Syrian people by the externally sponsored terrorism ignoring that the main reason is the unilateral economic sanctions by the West on the Syrian people and their immoral participation.

Arab League Secretary General, Nabil Al Arabi, mourned the mission of the international envoy to Syria Lakhdar Al Ibrahimi after failing to impose a transitional stage on the size and desires of those who employed Al Arabi under the banner of a political solution. He reiterated his demand to the Security Council to hold a meeting immediately and issue a resolution against Syria under Chapter VII.

Al Arabi forgot deliberately the worsening of humanitarian tragedy in Syria and the deterioration of the economic conditions of its citizens and ignored the join of his foundation to those who impose sanctions on all the


Iran, Russia Plan to Sign Several Security Agreements

Iran and Russia plan to sign several agreements during the visit to Iran by Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev to further boost the two countries' cooperation in security fields.   

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Kolokoltsev here in Tehran today, Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar described cooperation between Iran and Russia in political, security, economic and social fields are "good and progressive".

He added that during the Russian minister's two day visit, development of the two countries' ties in trade, economy as well as security fields will be discussed,according to FNA.

"Also during the visit, Iran and Russia will sign security agreements on campaign against organized crimes, human trafficking, narcotics, illegal migration, cooperation and coordination for exchanging experience as well as cooperation between the two countries' police and adoption of new mechanism for improving security in the region," Mohammad Najjar said.

Last January, the two sides signed two agreements to bolster the two countries' security and anti-drug cooperation.

Tehran and Moscow had previously agreed to establish a joint intelligence team to exchange information and plan joint operations.

Also, in December 2010, Iran and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in campaigning narcotics and drug-traffickers.



Turkish MP blasts foreign intervention in Syria

A Turkish Member of Parliament, known for his criticism of Erduğan’s government for selling Turkish lands to Israel says Syria, like Libya, had been victim of crisis by foreign countries’ ambitions to energy resources.”

Mehmet Ali Edib-oğlu, representative for Hatay, a strategic city in Turkish-Syrian border has been elected for Hatay seat in Turkish Parliament with high percent of votes from Alevis. Turkish nationalists and anti-Israelis know him for his role in uncovering selling of land to Israelis by Turkish government and his critiques of Erduğan administration.

In an interview to Mehr News Agency, Ediboğlu pointed to foreign interventions in Syria and said that energy-seeking attempts were interpreted as democracy in Syria, and foreign countries had targeted energy resources in Syria,according to MNA.

The member of Turkish Parliament Foreign Relations Commission also added that Syria has important energy reserves for future, and this had US and west try to find foot places in the country through government  change, just what had happened in Libya. “In Lybia, each invading country had its share of the Libyan oil, and clashes revealed that the main pretext has been oil, and not Gaddafi,” he asserted.

“In Iraq also the same approach was taken by invasion forces,” he said. “US and western countries under the banner of democracy seek to control energy resources in Middle East, and thus they change governments,” he added.

 “Democracy can solely be realized by the people themselves, and occupation and crisis would not help democracy in any country,” he said, “foreign interventions in the region has nothing but crisis and terrorism for Syria, the only solution is political solution,” he emphasized.


Jordan PM advocates Syria non-interference

Jordan believes removing or keeping the Syrian leadership is a matter for the Syrians.

In an interview with Russia Today television Monday, Prime Minister Abdulla Ensur also urged world powers to do everything in their power to have the crisis in Syria brought to a peaceful end.


Velayati Backs Syrian Government against Foreign Plots


Supreme Leader's Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati renewed Iran's support for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the  government as part of the resistance front against Israel in the Middle East,according to FNA.

"The main reason behind our focus on the Syrian issue is to prevent the fall of the resistance line against Israel. If the Syrian government falls the resistance line against "Israel" will break up," Velayati said on Sunday.

He warned against the foreign plots aimed at toppling the Syrian government, and reiterated that the fall of the government will be harmful to the anti-Israel resistance.

"Certain reactionary states like Qatar supplied terrorists [in Syria] with arms, and with the aim of overthrowing the Syrian government …recruited gunmen from Somalia and Afghanistan to commit massacres and this is an indication of foreign conspiracies," Velayati said.

Velayati underlined that nobody outside Syria is allowed to decide for the Syrian leadership to stay or to leave.