Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that the Assad regime and Iran continue to sponsor terrorism in the region, adding that this is the reason why they were not invited to the Arab-Islamic-US summit held in Riyadh.
Speaking at a joint press conference with US counterpart Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday, Jubeir said the summit witnessed strong participation of the countries of the Islamic world.
Iran and the Assad regime are practicing terrorism and do not respect international law and human rights, the Saudi top diplomat added.
Jubeir pointed out that the Assad regime and Iran cannot have any role in such summits. He went on to say that Iran must stop supporting terrorism and interfering in the affairs of the countries of the region if it wants a place in such summits.
Nasr Hariri, head of the opposition’s High Negotiation’s Committee (HNC) to Geneva talks, called for achieving a political transition under the umbrella of the United Nations and for holding the Iranian regime accountable for its blatant intervention in Syria.
As the sixth round of talks in Geneva concluded on Friday, Hariri told reporters that efforts to combat terrorism and end the Iranian intervention in Syria are in the interest of the Syrian people.
Hariri pointed out that the HNC delegation submitted a memorandum to the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on the “sabotaging role of Iran in Syria and the region.” He stressed that Iran’s intervention in Syria is illegal, and that Iran has deployed tens of thousands of mercenaries and terrorists from Lebanon and Iraq as well as sectarian militias to commit war crimes in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)