MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. The chief of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, or SVR, believes the Arab world will take center stage in the struggle for a new world order next year.
Sergey Naryshkin believes that in the Arab countries "the globalist elites’ ambitions to play the role of a global hegemon, which they imagined for themselves after the collapse of the Soviet Union, are being shattered."
In an article authored for the SVR’s magazine Razvedchik (Intelligence Officer) Naryshkin drew attention to the fact that the invasion of Iraq, the notorious "Arab Spring" that destroyed Libya and Yemen, the protracted war in Syria, the emergence of the Islamic State terrorist organization, which is banned in Russia, and, finally, attempts to set the Sunni and Shiite "poles" in the Middle East against each other were just a few of the "criminal manifestations of strategic thought in Washington and some other Western capitals."
The main reason for the collapse of this one-sided and short-sighted policy of the West is incredibly simple - it is "another and this time genuine awakening of the peoples of the Middle East, in contrast to the notorious Arab Spring that Washington masterminded ten years ago," Naryshkin believes. "On the one hand, this awakening has manifested itself in strong, sovereign leaders coming to power in a number of Arab countries, and on the other, in the rapid growth of anti-US and, more broadly, anti-Western sentiment in the region," he stated.
"The multipolar world is already a reality that the globalists will be unable to 'cancel,'" says Naryshkin. "What seemed nearly impossible yesterday: the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, their entry, along with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, into the BRICS group, and Syria's return to the 'Arab family,' are now facts of life."
"Russia welcomes in every possible way and will continue to contribute to the success of these processes to the best of its ability," the SVR’s director states. "But the main thing is that all this testifies to the general mood in the Arab world in favor of mutually acceptable settlements of conflicts, joint search for ways to address security issues, and predictable constructive relations relying on common economic and humanitarian interests."