The Russian position announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the future of the war in Ukraine has hijacked international attention by putting matters on the brink of the danger of using nuclear weapons, as soon as the ceremony for redrawing the Russian borders ends to announce the accession of the eastern and southern Ukrainian states to the Russian Federation. 300 A thousand additional soldiers in the war in Ukraine, is not a response to Ukraine, which lost its military capabilities in the first month of the war, but rather a response to the entry of NATO face to face in the war with Russia, whether by rebuilding a new Ukrainian army of half a million soldiers recruited and trained from NATO officers inside and outside Ukraine accepted and provided them with weapons, management and communications systems that make them an advanced force for NATO in the face of the Russian army.. This means putting the hypothesis of the use of tactical nuclear weapons on the table, and according to military experts, this hypothesis may become close if NATO decides to take advantage of Moscow's need for some time to put additional units and new weapons into the war, and launch attacks in areas that will become at the end of this month within Russia's borders. And sources who follow the war believe that NATO leaders were betting that the Russian president will not go to raise the challenge towards the nuclear danger, and accept redrawing a new military map in Ukraine, which practically means thwarting his own military operation, and some of them may continue this bet, and we quickly find ourselves facing the appearance of the first strike Tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
In New York, the work of the United Nations General Assembly continues in its 77th session, and heads of state take turns to deliver their speeches, and the most prominent speech of the Iranian President, Mr. No one has fought terrorism as this leader fought, calling for Trump to be tried for the assassination of Soleimani. Raisi paused before the negotiations of the Iranian nuclear file, blaming the American side for all the chaos that befell this file through an unjustified and illegal withdrawal and resorting to immoral sanctions on everyone who adheres to the agreement, once again declaring Iran its unwillingness to possess a nuclear weapon, and its positive response to every sincere and serious attempt to return to agree.
In New York, too, meetings continue on the sidelines of the General Assembly, and Lebanon had a prominent share in them, as Prime Minister Najib Mikati met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and was preceded by meetings that brought together Deputy Speaker Elias Bou Saab with American mediator Amos Hochstein, who attended Mikati’s meeting. Blinken, and sources who followed the meetings said that Lebanon will receive the draft agreement within the next week, and that significant progress has been recorded on the path to reaching the final agreement..
The positive atmosphere continues to shade the internal scene, in light of the waves of optimism that are coming successively from New York to Beirut, regarding the file of demarcation of the southern maritime borders, as there has been almost unanimity in Lebanon and during the Israeli occupation on overcoming the technical and security contract and approaching the signing of the demarcation agreement within days or weeks. A few days before the Israeli elections, parallel to internal anticipation for the return of caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati in 26 The current, according to “Al-Binaa” information, to resume consultations on the government file, which expected the formation of a government at the end of this month or early next month..
Cautious optimism overshadowed the presidential references whose sources confirm to Al-Bina that negotiations with the American mediator Amos Hochstein advanced during the past two days in New York and was able to find a solution for the last decade, especially the line of buoys, which Israel considers a security tape to protect the occupied areas adjacent to the Lebanese borders. Especially those located on the Palestinian coast, and therefore the ball is in the court of the American mediator to formulate a draft agreement to be presented to the two parties at the Naqoura table for revision and the introduction of some amendments, then to be approved soon.
It shows that Hochstein's subtraction includes making the area between the lines 23 Hof defined a security buffer zone under the auspices of the United Nations and that it should not be a platform for exploration and extraction due to its sensitive location on the Palestinian arena and revealing to the advanced Israeli security and tourist sites. However, this point has not been fully resolved. Rather, there are some reservations and guarantees that Lebanon requires, especially the impact of this security line on the demarcation of both sea and land borders, specifically the status of point B1 and Ras al-Naqoura..
Political sources indicated to Al-Bina that the unified stance of the state, the resistance’s weapon and the threats of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah are what forced “Israel” to retreat and make concessions, first by postponing the extraction until November, and secondly by pledging to sign the demarcation before the Israeli elections, and thirdly to prevent the enemy from attacking Lebanon Thus, protecting the Lebanese wealth from Israeli theft and piracy, and protecting Lebanon’s rights and establishing them later, with an agreement under the auspices of the United States and the United Nations.
The sources reveal that “if Hochstein had not returned to Beirut with positive proposals and atmosphere, Lebanon would have been in the process of signing the decree.” 4633 And send it to the United Nations and approve the line 29 Officially as Lebanon's borders ». She explains that “Israel exploited the mistake made by the negotiating committee that went to Cyprus in the year.” 2007 and painted font 1 It was a Cypriot-Israeli plot against Lebanon, and it is now taking advantage of the difficult economic conditions in Lebanon to impose concessions on it in the demarcation file..
Al-Binaa learned that the French informed Lebanese officials that France will have a key and pivotal role in investing in oil and gas in Lebanon through its companies, especially Total, after signing the demarcation agreement..
And local media quoted sources following the American mediator’s movement that “the latter has a complete and documented picture of the Lebanese demands, and the talk today revolves around the path of the safe zone demanded by Israel, which is estimated at 3 km, but there is a fear that this demand will lead to The Israeli government has a dispute, especially over the Ras Naqoura area.. And she indicated that "Hockstein held two meetings with Deputy Speaker of Parliament Elias Bou Saab, and another with Mikati, and more than one meeting with the Israeli side.".
added: “If the Israeli response to the Lebanese proposal is positive, the demarcation agreement may be signed within days, and they are optimistic about that, because the Israelis are more urgent to extract due to their need for more sales, and they realize that Hezbollah can obstruct their plans.”.
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati continued his round of meetings in New York. After meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, he met yesterday with United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in the presence of caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Abdullah Bouhabib, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, and the American mediator. Hochstein. Blinken described the meeting as fruitful, and the need for timely presidential elections and the need to implement reforms to support the Lebanese people were discussed.. Blinken stressed that the United States will continue to work with Lebanon to achieve peace and prosperity.
For his part, Mikati explained that all the files were discussed, and special emphasis was placed on the necessity of holding presidential elections, and he also hoped for Lebanon's support from everyone who is able to do so.. Mikati said,: “We discussed issues related to the displaced Syrians and the agreement with the International Monetary Fund and electricity, and in particular the educational file, and we are on the cusp of a new academic year.. We touched every response.”. He revealed that the maritime border demarcation file is witnessing great progress.
People familiar with the meeting revealed, according to media sources, that "Blinken stressed the urgent need for a maritime agreement, and the US administration will continue to cooperate with Lebanon for the stability of the region.".
Insiders responded to a question about Blinken's intent that the presidential election should be held in a timely manner, and they answered: "Blinken means that the elections should take place on the constitutional dates, and therefore there is an agreement between the American and French opinions about the importance of adhering to the constitutional dates for the presidential elections.".
Al-Bina learned that “the meeting with Macron and the Iranian president lasted for an hour and 30 minutes, an hour and 25 minutes. They discussed the Geneva negotiations and the complications ahead of the signing of the agreement, given that this file is a French priority and allows it to revive its large investments in Iran. The two presidents also discussed the Lebanese file in five minutes.”.
The demarcation agreement turned into a major point of contention inside Israel, especially between the Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Lapid of “surrendering to Hezbollah.”. Lapid considered that this "damages Israel's negotiations, our security, and our diplomatic and economic interests.".
He pointed out, "We are in very complex and advanced negotiations, and our negotiating teams have been given very clear instructions where our security, diplomatic and economic demands are preserved, in coordination with the Minister of Defense.". If we get this while protecting these teachings, that's fine, and if not, Israel is strong and knows how to defend itself.”: “I still use the phrase (Cautious optimism)».
For her part, Legal Adviser to the Israeli government, Ghali Baharv Mayara, revealed, according to what was reported by the Hebrew newspaper, Haaretz, that she “will defend before the Supreme Court the agreement regulating Israel’s maritime borders with Lebanon and will not be subject to a basic law, namely the referendum.”.
The newspaper reported, quoting a senior political official, that “this means that the agreement will not be presented to the public until after it is approved,” and pointed out that “the political and security cabinet will be required to approve the agreement, and that it will not be presented to the Knesset for approval before signing it.” on him".
Another prominent politician was quoted by Haaretz as saying that “the court can adopt the position of the Israeli government, according to which a transitional government is allowed to sign the agreement.” He added that “there is no need to hold a referendum, but the judges can also decide otherwise.. complex question».
Meanwhile, the negotiations on the Iranian fuel donation recorded additional progress, according to Al-Binaa’s information, towards signing an agreement between the Lebanese and Iranian governments to supply Lebanon with energy according to Lebanon’s demands and the presented offer. The agreement awaits Mikati’s return to Beirut.
However, this development met with the wrath of the Israeli enemy, which wants to keep Lebanon drowning in its electrical, economic and financial crises, so it worked to incite the Lebanese against Iran and send messages of threats to the West to disrupt any Lebanese-Iranian cooperation in energy. Defense Minister Benny Gantz claimed, in statements carried by the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, that "Iran is trying, through Hezbollah, to buy Lebanon by providing fuel and building power stations, and this may lead to Lebanon’s dependence in the field of energy on Iran will lead to the establishment of Iranian bases on Lebanese soil, and destabilization in the region, and the Lebanese citizens will pay the price, like the Syrians.”.
On the other hand, while the dollar exchange rate recorded a slight increase after its series of collapse yesterday, and after the second day of the banks’ strike, the Association of Banks announced in a statement that “banks will keep their doors forcibly closed at the present time, especially in the absence of any measures or even Assurances from the state and all security agencies in order to secure a safe working environment.”.
A political and security source feared, through Al-Binaa, the social and security repercussions of the rise and fall of the dollar, which is controlled by large “mafias” covered by influential people in the state, manipulating the national currency to make profits and at the same time using the dollar as a political weapon by internal conflict and external pressure..
The International Monetary Fund mission, headed by Ernesto Ramirez, continued its tour to officials, and presented with President Michel Aoun the agreement between the Fund and the government, and Aoun announced that he "was waiting for the achievement of many reform measures agreed with the IMF, but several obstacles were encountered." It emerged from a number of parties inside, which delayed the achievement of what was required.”.
In turn, the IMF mission pointed out that “Lebanon’s economy is still suffering from severe pressure due to the continuous stalemate in the required reforms,” noting that “the completion of prior procedures is required for the Fund to study Lebanon’s request for a financial program.”. The Fund stressed that “the large losses in the Lebanese banking sector must be recognized and addressed in advance, and small depositors in Lebanon must be fully protected.”.