Saudi Arabia reiterated its position of the head of the Assad regime, stressing that reports by several media outlets quoting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir regarding the fate of Assad are “inaccurate.”
Saudi Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied media reports that Saudi Arabia was considering a political transition with a first phase in which Assad will stay in power, adding that it still supported an international agreement on the future of Syria.
In a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the ministry reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support for the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the procedures it is considering to expand the participation of its members, and the unification of the opposition.
“The firm position of the Kingdom on the Syrian crisis is based on the principles of the Geneva 1 Declaration and UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which provides for the formation of a transitional authority to govern the country, the drafting of a new constitution and the preparation of elections for a new future for Syria which will have no place for Bashar Assad,” the ministry added. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media department + Agencies)