Saudi Arabia calls for urgent intervention in Syria

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has called for the international community’s urgent intervention in Syria to end the suffering of the rising number of Syrians who are either internally displaced or have taken refuge outside the border.

Speaking at the 41st session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah on Wednesday, he said the Syrian had taken a turn for the worse after the failure of Geneva 2 meeting.

“The failure (of Geneva 2) has resulted in an upsurge of violence and genocide, perpetrated by the Syrian regime against its defenseless population,” he said.

Prince Saud said the overwhelming power of the (Bashar Assad) regime on the ground thanks to the continuous line of material and human support it receives from outside parties amount to foreign occupation. He was clearly referring to Hezbollah and Iran whose men are actively engaged in the genocide of the Syrian people.

“(All these) call for an urgent international response, regardless of political considerations and international rivalry,” he said.





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