Trump's remarks at the Riyadh summit raises fears of Washington's allies to fight Dae
Trump's remarks at the Riyadh summit raises fears of Washington's allies to fight Daesh 05/27/2017
Some fear that the transformation of Trump 's policy toward the Middle East will undermine security in the region.
The President raised Donald Trump 's remarks to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia , concern and outrage in Iraq and Lebanon, two of the most important for America 's regional partners in the war on terrorism, which have maintained good relations with Iran.
Revealed Trump President 's speech Sunday - which ruled Iran and its ally Hezbollah strengthened while the US alliance with Saudi Arabia - a shift from the Obama administration 's efforts to get closer to Iran, and sparked criticism of Shiite and Christian deputies and human rights activists.
Iraq has close ties with Iran and the United States, the Trump 's comments have angered members of parliament, where they said they would undermine the security of their country by threatening Iran.
The Iraqi forces are fighting now alongside US forces against Daesh. He called on the House of Representatives to summon the Saudi ambassador to denounce a conference of Riyadh. He described the MP Mohammed Chihod conference Monday as a "sectarian summit" targeting Shiites.
Trump spoke in his former Gulf role in spreading religious extremism and reduce the efforts of the United States in the protection of human rights in the region.
In contrast to Lebanon , is considered the most affected by the new US policy, Hezbollah exercises considerable political power at home and fighting in Syria to maintain its ally Bashar al - Assad in power. Trump approach may lead to alienate the government and its army , which the United States considers one of the most skilled armies in the region in fighting al - Qaeda organizations and Daesh.
The politicians in Lebanon have expressed concern over their government dragged into a bitter regional conflict between Iran and its allies on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and its allies on the other.
Although Hezbollah assume government positions and has strong armed factions, the rest of the government and the national army are trying to stay neutral in regional affairs.
Alain Aoun, a Christian member of the Lebanese parliament , and said , "we seek friendly relations with everyone, but not at the expense of our country. We are concerned, if deteriorated relations between the United States and Iran, the chaos would be extended to Lebanon." For his part, response , Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, who was re - elected recently, on Monday, saying that the road to peace in the region is through dialogue, but warned at the same time that Iran would strike if I was beaten, he said at a news conference , "from which funds and supports terrorists ? " He then referred to the atheist ten of the attacks of September which was attended by 15 to 19 Saudi nationals.
"They can not pretend to fight terrorism. I do not think that the American people will accept swapping the blood spilled on September 11 in exchange for billions of dollars to buy weapons."
During a visit to Trump, the United States signed an arms deal worth 109 billion dollars with Saudi Arabia, and committed more arms worth $ 350 billion over the current decade.
The politicians in Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere in the region for fear of Saudi Arabia granted a blank check for increasing their aggressive policy in the Middle East.
It helps sectarian rivalry already fueling multiple wars in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia has a history of interference in the affairs of its neighbors and inciting sectarian tensions , especially the current war against the Houthis in Yemen associated with Iran.
He said Emile Hokaem, a fellow of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said that " the region does not need much to Saudi Arabia and Iran, but there will be two models of government, and two of the contestants Geopolitic that could be using religion as a weapon when needed."
Citizens and secular human rights activists also said they are appalled by the letter of Mr. Trump , who pointed out that the United States will not pay the Gulf to improve its human rights.
The human rights concerns a point of contention between the Obama administration and America 's traditional allies in the region.
The analyst said Hokaem "Trump 's speech Oversimplify problems in the region and ignoring other problems completely, where he did not talk about the referee or the responsibility of States towards their citizens, or issues that fueled extremism."
On the other hand , he said citizens and activists from Saudi Shiites that they are concerned that the tendency of the United States government to the Gulf and the lack of focus on human rights issues, arguing that it will promote discrimination against a minority stuck in a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
They said that the attempt to send a message Trump peace to the Muslim world in his speech Sunday had an adverse effect on many of the Shiites.
He declined to give his name - from eastern Saudi Arabia, which often clash Shi'ite gunmen with Saudi security forces Hiei- activist , "said the message (we do not accept the Shiites) and that peaceful dissent can not be tolerated , too, raises criticism of human rights groups, and will be the Shiites are the victim. "
He warned Syed Ahmed Alodaiei, an activist at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, based in London , an opposition group, that giving the green light for arms sales without regard to human rights, risks strengthening the Gulf states to suppress opponents without fear of reprisal.
In 2011 the Kingdom of Bahrain violently suppressed peaceful pro-democracy protests, and still tensions between the government and the Shiite population continues.
The activist added that "Trump gives leaders in Bahrain , a blank check. It is very worrying. It plays a critical role in attracting sectarian tensions in a region that suffers mainly from this problem." https://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/530503/%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A8-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%82%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B6-%D8%AA%D8%AB%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%AE%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%81-%D8%AD