US News Summit for Biden Democracy: Some Frustrations in the Near East

02:20  09 december  2021
02:20  09 december  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The Summit for Democracy Organized on the initiative of US President Joe Biden opens this Thursday, December 9 with 110 participating countries. A summit to which the guests will participate by teleconference. For the Near East region, only two countries have been invited: Israel and Iraq.

with our correspondent in Cairo, Alexandre Buccianti

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of the Gulf at the Atlantic, It is officially the radio silence. On the other hand, we react on social networks. The Arab Challenges, former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki at the Egyptian opponent in exile Ayman Nour, call the US president to take action against dictators in the region. Starting with an arms embargo and the suspension of economic aid.

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An opinion that is not shared by many Internet users, for whom the summit is simply the imposition of a "democratia americana". As proof, they emphasize: Israel's invitation, the enemy for most Arab peoples; And Iraq, a facto American colony!

There are also editorialists of major Arab newspapers who believe that the Summit is only a US communication operation, while, according to various studies, democracy backwards worldwide, including in the United States.

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