Saudis are preparing to restore relations with Assad


After the restoration of diplomatic channels with Tehran in April 2021, Riyadh initiated direct contact with Damascus, the Saudis are preparing to reopen their embassy and want to improve relations with Bashar al-Assad, writes the pan-Arab online publication Rai al-Youm, headquartered in London. ...


The diplomatic mission of Saudi Arabia in Damascus was closed in March 2012, a year after the start of the "Arab Spring" in Syria. Riyadh now wants to revive diplomatic relations in order to "ease the tensions that are ripping apart the Middle East."

Informants said senior Saudis met with the Syrian president on May 3. The delegation was led by the head of the General Intelligence Service of Saudi Arabia, Lieutenant General Khalid bin Ali al-Humaydan. It was he who previously held consultations with Iran.

If the negotiations are positive, the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Damascus can begin its work after the Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) (Eid al-Fitr) holiday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (May 12-14), the media concluded.

Note that at the end of December 2018, the UAE Embassy resumed its work in Damascus. Abu Dhabi wanted to return relations with Damascus to normal. In April 2021, a humanitarian cargo with a vaccine from COVID-19 was brought to the SAR from the UAE. All this indicates that a real "Arab breakthrough" may occur with regard to Syria and an organized boycott of the country will end.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 4 May 2021 15: 36
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    Saudis are preparing to restore relations with Assad

    - Didn't you wake up too late ???
    - This belated "Saudi demarche" is quite understandable ... - The Americans began to stir up the Saudis against Iran ... - Yes, it's high time ... - And then Russia is fighting for Iran so much that it becomes unclear ... - which is better ( or worse) for Russia ... - shoot yourself in the foot; or continue to defend the position of Iran ...
    - Damn, Russia is ready to stand up for everyone ... - even to its own detriment ... - Although the Saudis will pinch Iran with their supplies (if relations with Syria can be restored) ... - And it is high time to put China in its place ... - And then ... Russia and here ... - is ready to shoot itself even two legs ... - if only China was good ...
    - At least in a foreign way (albeit unwittingly) they will do something good for Russia ... - since Russia does not care about itself ... - only everything for others ...
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 4 May 2021 19: 09
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      Russia is fighting for Iran so much that it becomes unclear ... - which is better (or worse) for Russia ... - to shoot yourself in the foot; or continue to defend the position of Iran ...

      Read less London newspapers, there will be no such funny thoughts out loud ..
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 4 May 2021 15: 39
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    And what, maybe it won't deceive ...
  3. GRF Online GRF
    GRF 4 May 2021 18: 46
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    Being on good terms with everyone is great, but I wonder how long it will take for the Syrians to announce the Russian occupation ...
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 4 May 2021 19: 05
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    writes pan-Arab online edition Rai al-Youm
    headquartered in London

    I do not believe.
    Knowing the beloved politics of London and the "friendly relations between Tehran and Riyadh."

    Formal reconciliation is possible, but Sunni-Shiite friendship is unrealistic for the foreseeable future.

    But to quarrel Damascus with Tehran is the dream of the interested parties.
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 5 May 2021 05: 42
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    Assad shouldn't leave? smile
    Do the American partners know or don't care about them? laughing
  6. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 08: 55
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    Wars are won not only (not so much) on the battlefield. Syria does not exist as a single state, cities are in ruins, chaos has stopped, but this does not mean that order has come. Everyone is tired. Only significant investments can somehow rectify the situation. Iran helped to resist the authorities (albeit in a very curtailed form), the Moor may leave ... Iran does not have the resources to restore Syria, the UAE and the SA have them, and now the question arises - who will take advantage of the Shiites' victory? It looks like Sunnis. True, the tragedy on the battlefield is not complete and economic victory will not be complete either. Syria will follow the degrading Lebanese scenario.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 5 May 2021 09: 58
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      Iran does not have the resources to rebuild Syria, the UAE and the SA have them, and now the question arises - who will take advantage of the Shiite victory?

      So they are in a hurry to restore the relationship? Can't wait to invest someone? Do the Saudis have extra resources? Didn't they run out of money last year in the oil war? The UAE Embassy in Syria has been working for 2 years now, something about the rain of investments is not heard. Are the Saudis expected?
      So they had such a cunning plan, to overthrow Assad, and if it does not work out, then invest him to death?
      Are you not wishful thinking?
  7. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 10: 56
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    Quote: 123
    Iran does not have the resources to rebuild Syria, the UAE and the SA have them, and now the question arises - who will take advantage of the Shiite victory?

    So they are in a hurry to restore the relationship? Can't wait to invest someone? Do the Saudis have extra resources? Didn't they run out of money last year in the oil war? The UAE Embassy in Syria has been working for 2 years now, something about the rain of investments is not heard. Are the Saudis expected?
    So they had such a cunning plan, to overthrow Assad, and if it does not work out, then invest him to death?
    Are you not wishful thinking?

    No, I don’t. It won't rain on Syria. We are talking about minimal investments in the Syrian economy, there simply will not be others. The Gulf countries get a chance to stake out in this country and not let it go completely under the Persians. Economic relations will be not so much with Assad, but with the Sunni community, it just requires minimal official relations.
    You ignored the conclusion - Syria is doomed to the Lebanese scenario of slow degradation. Worse, I think.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 5 May 2021 14: 51
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      No, I don’t. It won't rain on Syria. We are talking about minimal investments in the Syrian economy, there simply will not be others. The Gulf countries get a chance to stake out in this country and not let it go completely under the Persians. Economic relations will be not so much with Assad, but with the Sunni community, it just requires minimal official relations.

      Minimum official relations and stake out that would not give all the Persians to crush? Is that what they were aiming for? Somehow you don't want to win No. It is impossible to drive through Yemen on a white camel, two wars are expensive, and the treasury after the "victory" in the oil war is empty. And then the relationship with partners is not very good, and that looks like a carbon tax will be imposed. and where to go to guys in white pajamas? They just give back, minimize activity.

      You ignored the conclusion - Syria is doomed to the Lebanese scenario of slow degradation. Worse, I think.

      Why ignore there? This is not a conclusion but a Wishlist. Doomed? Several years ago, the barmaley stood on the threshold of the presidential palace, then the chorus of jackals pulled - Assad must leave. now diplomatic relations with the UAE, the Saudis are on the way. Erdogan does not have much finances, and he has enough of his own barmaley, who will feed them? Qatar? This means that a gas war is ahead of us, and in the end, these correct conclusions will be made. What remains? Hang them around Biden's neck? Does he need it?
      Here, just now, the Palestinian Foreign Minister spoke, he says everything agree with Larov, Trump is a radish, but you can talk to Biden.



      It looks like Americans don't really want to invest in the Middle East, there are plenty of other concerns. Is that you will take the bearded for the content? No one else.
      1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
        Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 15: 12
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        You completely repeated what you initially called Wishlist. Syria is not needed by anyone! Is that Iran as a springboard against Israel and the Sunnis, the Arabs as a springboard against the Shiites, the Turks as a springboard against the Kurds. There is nothing in Syria that will interest the main players in investing money. We already have a Yugoslavian scenario for the cantonization of the country and all the prerequisites for Lebaneseization. After the civil war, major communities will not be able to live together in peace.
        There remains nostalgia for good old Syria, when Israel's northern border was the most tranquil.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 15: 21
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          Quote: AlexZN
          Syria is not needed by anyone!

          Alexznand who needs Israel? Nobody! From this, what is the conclusion, is it time to bomb and dismember Israel? lol
        2. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 5 May 2021 15: 54
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          You completely repeated what you initially called Wishlist. Syria is not needed by anyone! Is that Iran as a springboard against Israel and the Sunnis, the Arabs as a springboard against the Shiites, the Turks as a springboard against the Kurds.

          If no one needs it, why did they go there? Weren't they going to pull the pipe there?

          There is nothing in Syria that will interest the main players in investing money.

          And what could be of interest to them? Oil fields? Isn't it enough of yours? Iran is interested in ports and access to the Mediterranean Sea, and so on little things, all kinds of deposits. The Arabs were interested in the transit of hydrocarbons. Come on with their money. They will do without them; in extreme cases, the Chinese will catch up.

          We already have a Yugoslavian scenario for the cantonization of the country and all the prerequisites for Lebaneseization.

          Cantonization? Is this the so-called aggression with the subsequent alienation of part of the territories? Syria does not have its own Kosovo and is not expected. An independent Kurdistan will not appear there either. Idlib? Also with a pitchfork on the water ... In general, the analogies are far-fetched.

          After the civil war, major communities will not be able to live together in peace.

          As long as they can. Doesn't the experience of Chechnya tell you anything?

          There remains nostalgia for good old Syria, when Israel's northern border was the most tranquil.

          There was nothing to climb there, she would continue to be calm.
          1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
            Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 16: 31
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            If no one needs it, why did they go there? Weren't they going to pull the pipe there?

            The object, not the subject of the application. Bridgehead (I already wrote). The pipe did not need a war, but quite the opposite. Perhaps Iran and Russia. I have stumbled upon the pipe interpretation many times - everyone pretends that they do not understand the illogicality of the version.

            Cantonization? Is this the so-called aggression with the subsequent alienation of part of the territories?

            Cantonization is the formation of separate enclaves according to the ethno-confessional principle (and who and how is the tenth thing).

            As long as they can. Doesn't the experience of Chechnya tell you anything?

            Does not speak. Bad example. Very unfortunate.

            There was nothing to climb there, she would continue to be calm.

            Should not have! Just do not understand Israel has anything to do with it?
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 5 May 2021 18: 08
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              The object, not the subject of the application. Bridgehead (I already wrote). The pipe did not need a war, but quite the opposite. Perhaps Iran and Russia. I have stumbled upon the pipe interpretation many times - everyone pretends that they do not understand the illogicality of the version.

              What is illogical? The territory was needed, and they began to clean it up.

              Cantonization is the formation of separate enclaves according to the ethno-confessional principle (and who and how is the tenth thing).

              An enclave is a state or a part of it, surrounded on all sides by another state. Lesotho is a classic example. In Syria, we have outskirts occupied by foreign troops or "proxies" supported from outside.

              Does not speak. Bad example. Very unfortunate.

              Why is he unsuccessful? In Chechnya, the world, the Chechens and in Syria serve the barmaley.

              Should not have! Just do not understand Israel has anything to do with it?

              First, I didn't write Israel. Secondly, all your allies and friends are there. They stirred everything up, this chaos plays into your hands, the weaker the enemy, the better. Yes, here's the irony, the Persians came. And don't yours in the borderlands support the Basmachi, don't they treat them in hospitals? Without this, they would not have stayed there.
              1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 19: 14
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                What is illogical? The territory was needed, and they began to clean it up.

                Elderberry and uncle! There was a stable state that could provide stable transit. All this was crossed out by supporting the Salafis, who are up to one place economics and progress, and the goal is the deep Middle Ages with pure Islam. They supported idiocy with the caliphate, which requires permanent war. Where is the logic?

                An enclave is a state or a part of it, surrounded on all sides by another state. Lesotho is a classic example. In Syria, we have outskirts occupied by foreign troops or "proxies" supported from outside.

                You have a simplified understanding of the words cantonization and enclave. Syria is a conglomerate (just do not develop the idea of ​​conglomerates, please) of enclaves and cantons. This is how the Arab society is arranged in general, and the Syrian society is now especially. Each village is an independent enclave belonging to the Hamul, the union of Hamul-enclaves form a conditional canton, which may or may not be loyal to the central government. Why the enclave? Hamula \ the village is surrounded by an alien world, which is distinguished by the degree of hostility.

                Why is he unsuccessful? In Chechnya, the world, the Chechens and in Syria serve the barmaley.

                Chechens are a mononation with a mono-confession. In Syria, there are at least five or six large ethno-religious groups with different vectors of goals and even openly hostile ones.

                Secondly, all your allies and friends are there. They stirred everything up, this chaos is in your hands, the weaker the enemy, the better. Yes, here's the irony, the Persians have come. And don't yours in the borderlands support the Basmachi, don't they treat them in hospitals? Without this, they would not have stayed there.

                The war was initiated by the Persian monarchies, who were not our friends at all. The states and Europe pursued the idiotic policy of the Arab Spring, which we were against initially, but this is not our level.
                Dealing with tribes on the border is the usual pragmatism, a tactical alliance that guarantees peace on the border.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 5 May 2021 19: 58
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                  Elderberry and uncle! There was a stable state that could provide stable transit. All this was crossed out by supporting the Salafis, who are up to one place economics and progress, and the goal is the deep Middle Ages with pure Islam. They supported idiocy with the caliphate, which requires permanent war. Where is the logic?

                  Don't you read what I am writing? They did not agree on the pipe, the territory was cleaned up. Why do they need a stable state that does not want to provide transit? Plus, the Americans had a chance to close Tartus for the Russian Navy.

                  Chechens are a mononation with a mono-confession. In Syria, there are at least five or six large ethno-religious groups with different vectors of goals and even openly hostile ones.

                  The Chechens did not fight among themselves. So what about ethno-religious groups is nonsense.

                  The war was initiated by the Persian monarchies, who were not our friends at all. The states and Europe pursued the idiotic policy of the Arab Spring, which we were against initially, but this is not our level.

                  Interestingly, the war was initiated by the Persian monarchies, who were not interested in this, because they needed a stable state ... smile It turns out that you do not understand correctly who the initiator is and what moved him. And that the states and Europe, perhaps, I will not dispute, it is practically impossible to refute this statement.

                  Dealing with tribes on the border is the usual pragmatism, a tactical alliance that guarantees peace on the border.

                  Playing with wording does not change the essence of the matter.
                  1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 20: 13
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                    The Chechens did not fight among themselves. So what about ethno-religious groups this is nonsense

                    You answered yourself. In Syria, the civil war is extended on religious and ethnic grounds from the outside.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 6 May 2021 07: 13
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                      You answered yourself. In Syria, the civil war is extended on religious and ethnic grounds from the outside.

                      Do you understand what you are saying? And for example the Kurds are at war with themselves? Wasn't it "outside" in Chechnya? The same guys in pajamas, Svidomye Banderlog and the "sensitive leadership" of the Naglo-Saxons. Nobody is forgotten and nothing is forgotten.
                  2. Alexzn Online Alexzn
                    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 20: 29
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                    And further. Do not exaggerate the significance of the trumpet and do not look for pragmatism in idiocy! The idiocy of the populist Obama, the idiocy of religious blinkered monarchs. The states were at the beginning of another period of degradation, and the monarchs were before a period of reforms.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 6 May 2021 07: 42
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                      And further. Do not exaggerate the significance of the trumpet and do not look for pragmatism in idiocy! The idiocy of the populist Obama, the idiocy of religious blinkered monarchs.

                      And I'm not exaggerating. I listed the pragmatic goals that they set for themselves, this in no way refutes idiocy, fanaticism and stupidity. And also a reassessment of one's own capabilities. All together this is an explosive mixture, and it exploded.

                      The states were at the beginning of another period of degradation, and the monarchs were before a period of reforms.

                      There is an opinion that this is not another period, but it has been going on for several decades, it is just that it is periodically more pronounced. In my opinion, this point of view is not without foundation. Take a look at some Russian propaganda hi

                  3. isofat Offline isofat
                    isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 23: 31
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                    123Israel will stick a spoke in its wheels on anything that they believe serves to strengthen Syria. Take this as an axiom.

                    Your opponent Alexzn, will remember anyone, Chechens, devils ... or whatever he thinks up, he is not objective. Zionists, they are. laughing

                    PS You probably think that the Zionists cannot be idiots? They can. yes
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 6 May 2021 07: 17
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                      Israel will stick a spoke in its wheels on anything that, in their opinion, serves to strengthen Syria. Take this as an axiom.

                      No doubt. Two hostile states, this is an objective reality.

                      Your opponent, AlexZN, will remember anyone, Chechens, devils ... or whatever he thinks up, he is not objective

                      I remembered Chechens repeat cited as an example of overcoming the consequences of the civil war.

                      You probably think that the Zionists cannot be idiots? They can.

                      I have no doubt that people with any convictions can be idiots, Zionists are no exception. hi
        3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 5 May 2021 23: 06
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          Syria is not needed by anyone!

          Syria, represented by the Planning and International Cooperation Commission (PICC), and China, represented by the Chinese Embassy in Damascus, signed an economic cooperation agreement on March 4, Xinhua News Agency reported.

          PS Here Israel is definitely not needed by anyone.
          Transit point for relocation to calm countries.
  8. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 16: 16
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    Quote: isofat
    Quote: AlexZN
    Syria is not needed by anyone!

    Alexznand who needs Israel? Nobody! From this, what is the conclusion, is it time to bomb and dismember Israel? lol

    Even for formal logic, inference is not enough. But in essence - try it!
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 17: 16
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      Quote: AlexZN
      Even for formal logic, inference is not enough. But in essence - try it!

      Alexzn, for formal logic, affirmative sentences are needed. You were also asked a question that you gave out something unreasonable. You suggest that we independently, by trial, seek the answer to this question. laughing

      For me, now, it is enough that you have taken an openly Nazi stance aimed at the destruction of the ancient country, Syria.

      I hope that the people of Israel will also read your words, the words of a Nazi and a Zionist. And they will draw their own conclusions. yes
      1. Alexzn Online Alexzn
        Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 17: 36
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        formal logic requires affirmative sentences.

        Referring to your quote

        and who needs Israel? To nobody!

        Is this not a statement?
        Your logic is tight.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 18: 29
          +1
          Alexzn... An eccentric person, where in the sentence received from yours, the replacement of just one word will be logic? Are you bye-bye? laughing You read what served as the basis:

          Quote: AlexZN
          Syria is not needed by anyone!

          PS For the Zionists now they will give fewer votes, I hope. So get into a puddle! laughing
  9. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 17: 31
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    Quote: isofat
    Quote: AlexZN
    Even for formal logic, inference is not enough. But in essence - try it!

    Alexzn, for formal logic, affirmative sentences are needed. You were also asked a question that you gave out something unreasonable. You suggest that we independently, by trial, seek the answer to this question. laughing

    For me, now, it is enough that you have taken an openly Nazi stance aimed at the destruction of the ancient country, Syria.

    I hope that the people of Israel will also read your words, the words of a Nazi and a Zionist. And they will draw their own conclusions. yes

    I got excited! It doesn't even smell like formal logic.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 18: 06
      +1
      Quote: AlexZN
      I got excited! It doesn't even smell like formal logic.


      Of course we got excited. Now can you explain to us why Syria smells like logic, but Israel does not smell like logic?

      Please try, Mr. Zionist. laughing
  10. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 5 May 2021 18: 33
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    Quote: isofat

    Of course we got excited. Now can you explain to us why Syria smells like logic, but Israel does not smell?

    Please try, Mr. Zionist. laughing

    There is no need to try! Everything is obvious!
    1. Israel exists as a single state, ready to fight for its existence. Unlike Syria, whose citizens are ready to fight for their hamulu / confession / village, but not for the country.
    2. Israel is an active player in world and regional politics. Syria is not a player, but a playground.
    It was about the fact that a country that can not give anything, but to bring it to life requires huge investments - no one needs it (it's like a suitcase without a handle or ... Donbass).
    PS As I understand it, according to your "logic" the word Zionist is a dirty word. Again, erroneous logic.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 5 May 2021 18: 45
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      Alexzn, I could argue with your absurd assertions, but for now I have enough achieved. Say hello to another Zionist loser, Bindyuzhnik. laughing
  11. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 6 May 2021 08: 26
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    Quote: 123
    You answered yourself. In Syria, the civil war is extended on religious and ethnic grounds from the outside.

    Do you understand what you are saying? And for example the Kurds are at war with themselves? Wasn't it "outside" in Chechnya? The same guys in pajamas, Svidomye Banderlog and the "sensitive leadership" of the Naglo-Saxons. Nobody is forgotten and nothing is forgotten.

    Let's end Chechnya. There was no civil war in Chechnya! There was a war between the Russian Federation and Chechnya, in extreme cases it can be called a civil war on the territory of Chechnya, between the center and the subject. In Chechnya, a consensus is possible within the framework of one ethnic group. Syria is 5-6 ethnic groups, while all of them first of all consider themselves representatives of their ethnic group and consider themselves to be Syrians at a minimum. Two main ethnic groups are in an irreparable confrontation, two more are ready to be loyal to any government that will not oblige them, another ethnic group that has dreamed of its own state for centuries. And you want to reconcile all this salad after the war?