The United States will "aggressively confront" Iran's bid to expand its influence across the Middle East even if a nuclear deal is reached, a State Department official said Tuesday. President Khoja calls on the Friends of the Syrian people and the United States to put an end to the Iranian intervention in Syria, which amounted to direct military occupation, describing the United States' position as "indifferent," and the position of…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who met in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, have agreed to boost support to the Syrian opposition.Erdoğan and the Saudi king particularly put emphasis on “the necessity of enhancing support to the Syrian opposition in a way that aims at yielding results,” the agency stated.In the same context, Turkey and the United States will begin training and equipping moderate Syrian…
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the way in which Bashar al-Assad dealt with the protests in Syria has led to the death of 220,000 people, adding that the Assad regime and ISIS are but two sides of the same coin.He also said that Assad paved the way for the emergence of terrorist groups when he released of prisoners accused of belonging to terrorist organizations, pointing that arguing that…
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that Bashar al-Assad controls only 10% of the total population of Syria, accusing Iran of continuing to expand its influence in the region through "The Quds Force" in Iraq and through Hezbollah in Syria. He attributed Assad’s survival in power to the economic support he receives, and to the fact that he is still surrounded by his religious minority whose interest lies…
France and Britain dismissed on Friday any suggestion of restoring relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying this would likely end all hope of a political transition and push moderates into the arms of radical Islamist groups.Syrian leader Bashar Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from the Islamic State (IS) group in the country, Britain and France said Friday.Assad is "stoking injustice, disorder and…
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