The American news agency Bloomberg reports that the decision of the Arab League to ignore Washington's remarks and return Syria to the Arab League is considered an indicator of the decline in US influence in the region. The member states of the Arab League on May 19 announced their agreement to the plan to return Syria to this organization.
In November 2011, the Arab League suspended the membership of Damascus and imposed political and economic sanctions against it. According to the US news agency Bloomberg, there is a strong desire among US allies to shape their political path and establish strong strategic relationships with Washington's adversaries. The US State Department said that Washington is aware that its partners are seeking direct contact with the Syrian president in order to apply more pressure to resolve the crisis in that country.
Bloomberg added that Syria's return to the Arab League is a victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and that the country needs help from the region to restore diplomatic relations, which will ultimately help rebuild a country that has been torn apart by war and millions of people have been forced to leave. their homeland. Abdul-Bari Atwan, editor of the regional newspaper Rai al-Yaum, also stressed in his article on the return of Syria to the Arab League that this return is a big defeat for the US and indicates the decline of Washington's influence in the West Asia region.
He stated that the return to the Arab League is a victory for the Syrian people and leadership of this country, and added that this is a great defeat for the United States, which strongly opposed the return of Syria and incited some of its allies to prevent it by any means. However, not a single Arab country took the side of the United States, and this indicates a decrease in Washington's influence in the West Asia region.