Lausanne meeting: Backgrounds and perspectives

Majed Azzam – in his article in Orient Net Arabic – explains that firstly the Lausanne meeting represents a direct confession of the failure of the US-Russian bilateral channel to manage the Syrian conflict and actually achieve a tangible success in distributing aid to those in need, breaking the sieges, releasing detainees and complying to a ceasefire.


The writer then states that Iran’s reluctance to confirm whether it will be attending the meeting or not is Tehran’s way of proving that its policies do not like to play under the spotlight and too publicly, but rather in secret and away from the public’s eye.


On the other hand, “the presence of Egypt and Iraq was unnecessary,” the writer argues, explaining that it was just another moment for Egypt to stand alongside Russia.
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