Saudi prince confesses to arming Syria terrorists

Saudi prince confesses to arming Syria terrorists
Sat Jan 26, 2013 19:52:28

The head of Syrian Information Ministry’s Studies and Research Center has described recent statements made by Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief as confessing to hostile measures Riyadh has been taking since crisis began in Syria.

In an interview with Al Alam News Channel on Saturday, Melaz Meqdad stressed that the statements made by former Saudi intelligence chief about the necessity for terrorists in Syria to be given heavy weaponry, shows the Saudi monarchy’s intentions and motives.

“From the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Saudi Arabia took destructive measures against this country, and tried to play a focal role in the crisis through funding terrorists and giving them weapons, and media support”, said Meqdad.
The Syrian official pointed out that Saudi Arabia is suffering from a political crisis and its authorities know that the Syrian nation’s will would emerge victorious at last. “Saudi Arabia along with some regional stooges are interfering in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq to cover-up their own internal crises”, added Meqdad.
“The volume of weapons which is given to armed groups in Syria is much wider and more than what Faisal was talking about, but it is the will of the Syrian nation and government which is much stronger than all those weapons”, the Syrian official noted.
Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of Saudi Arabia's monarchy called on Friday for Syrian rebels to be given anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to "level the playing field" in their battle against the popular government of President Bashar al-Assad.
"What is needed are sophisticated, high-level weapons that can bring down planes, can take out tanks at a distance. This is not getting through," said Turki al-Faisal, brother of the Saudi foreign minister at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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