Syria’s government on Wednesday slammed the Gulf Cooperation Council for interfering in the country’s conflict and condemned the bloc for what it called “inflammatory rhetoric”.
The foreign ministry statement came after the GCC called for the withdrawal of foreign forces taking part in the conflict, and said President Bashar al-Assad should have no role in Syria’s future.
The ministry “strongly condemns the inflammatory rhetoric of the Council’s statement on Syria, particularly as countries in the Council... support and practise terrorism”, the statement said.
Gulf states, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, actively support the uprising against Assad’s government and have been fiercely criticised by Damascus for backing what it described as “terrorists”.
“Those who participated today in the summit in Kuwait, first among them the Saudi regime, have contributed in large part to the killing of Syrians and the destruction of their country,” the ministry said.
“Their sorrow about the suffering of the Syrian people is nothing more than crocodile tears.”
The GCC, however, said that it was Assad’s regime that has “been stained by the blood of the Syrian people”.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر