كتب ناصر قنديل Nasser Kandil wrote: Salman in Moscow
- The importance of the visit of the Saudi King to Russia comes not only from being the first visit of a Saudi king to Moscow announcing the end of the Saudi individuality in dealing with the West, and after the dealing with Moscow has become a condition for every party in the international and regional politics.
- But it comes also from the reaching of Riyadh to the stage of exhaustion through its failed wars and intractable crises, so Moscow has the solutions for the safe exit of Saudi Arabia towards the settlements and face-saving.
- The war of Yemen, Qatar’s crisis, the war on Syria, and the relationship with Iran are the issues which Saudi Arabia will hold to Moscow asking for help, along with them the economic files which constitute compensation for some of the losses caused by the Saudi price war in the oil market against Russia.
- An international exit for the war of Yemen under Russian -American partnership, a classification of the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist organization at the Security Council that supports the condition of Qatar’s ending its relations with that organization before the reconciliation for Saudi face-saving, and opening a quiet dialogue with Iran, in exchange of Saudi support of a Syrian settlement that based on the positioning according to the Russian lines, and the recognition of the victory of Syria, its President, and its army, as well as the encouragement for a unified government under the leadership of the Syrian President in preparation for new constitutions and elections.
- Along with the Saudi positioning after Turkey, the call for Geneva becomes ready.
Translated by Lina Shehadeh,
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