‘Saudi, Israeli-run center in Jordan leads Syria war’

Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad
Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad
Saudi and Israeli military officials are running a ‘military operation center’ in Jordan in which they mastermind plots to destroy Syria, Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad has said.

Muqdad who was speaking to Arabic language al-Mayadeen satellite channel on Saturday said, Saudi and Israeli militaries run the center in Jordan while agents from the United States and Jordan also cooperate with them for supporting militants in Syria.

“Syrian government has been saying it from the beginning that the Israeli regime is interfering in Syria crisis and it has proofs and evidences to show this,” he said.

He added, “Israel isn’t just an observer of the war in Syria but it is actually a supporter of all terrorist operations in the country”.

Asked about Saudi Arabia’s role in Syria Muqdad said, “Riyadh’s role is destruction of Syria and killing people”.

However he added, this was coming from the side of a government which is not a ruling system chosen by Saudi people.

Speaking on the upcoming talks planned in Geneva between Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition, he said, “we will negotiate about future of Syria without any foreign interference but we will never talk to terrorist groups who massacre Syrian people”.

He welcomed Syrian opposition’s decision to take part in the talks and said Syrian government has formed a delegation for taking part in talks stressing that the important thing is that to keep on with the schedule and don’t change the date of the meeting.

After months of wavering stances and rejections, the so-called Syrian National Coalition announced it was going to attend the long-delayed "Geneva 2" talks in January aimed at ending the country's fatal conflict.

However the deeply-divided opposition is facing rejection from many of its affiliated armed-groups fighting against the Syrian army.

Despite Coalition’s agreement, the so-called Free Syrian Army which is their official armed force on the ground has rejected the talks and refused to put down arms for reconciliation.

Al-Qaeda-linked groups fighting for the Syrian opposition have also rejected taking part in talks as an act of treason.

The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

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