Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry has denied plans to open an embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus.
The move comes after a number of websites claimed Saudi Arabia is planning on opening an embassy in the country.
Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs said the rumours were “completely untrue and baseless.”
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Monday that his country has no intention to normalize ties with the Assad regime, accusing it of committing “war crimes” against its people.
“Normalization of ties with the Syrian regime at this point would mean normalization of ties with a red-handed person in war crimes, a fact that is not acceptable,” Al Thani said at a press conference in the capital Doha.
The Qatari minister also said that the Assad regime should not return to the Arab League.
Likewise, the Tunisian Al-Irada political party, a major opposition grouping headed by former president Moncef Marzouki, expressed its outright rejection of inviting Bashar al-Assad to participate in the upcoming Arab summit to be held in Tunisia. He stressed that inviting Assad to the summit would be a betrayal of the Tunisian and Syrian peoples.
The Syrian Coalition said it appreciated the “noble courageous stances of the countries that reject normalization of ties with a mass murderer who waged brutal war on the Syrian people in response to their demanding of freedom and dignity.”
The Coalition stressed that the restoration of ties with the Assad regime will serve the regime and its allies only, especially Iran. It pointed out that there is only a political solution in Syria in accordance with the international resolutions on Syria, chief among them is the Geneva Communique of 2012 and UN Security Council resolution 2254. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)