Terrorists from 83 nationalities in Syria: Minister

Terrorists from 83 nationalities in Syria: Minister
Sat Feb 8, 2014 22:19:28

Syria’s Information Minister Omran Ahed al-Zoubi has announced the existence of foreign terrorists of 83 different nationalities in his country, dismissing Saudi claims of prosecuting those citizens that fight abroad as unrealistic.

He further emphasized that the announced Saudi decision does not mean that it has given up its support of terrorist groups in Syria, Al-Alam reports on Saturday.

“The Saudi decision is not real and its implementation is impossible,” Al-Zoubi added, explaining that Saudi terrorist infiltrate into Syria through Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey and their entry into the country cannot be registered.

He then asked, “Thus how can Saudi authorities tell if these individuals are coming back from Syria to detain and punish them?” 

Insisting that Saudi Arabia is supporting the multinational terrorists in Syria with funds and weaponry, the Syrian official added that the recent Saudi decision does not mention anything about halting Saudi support of foreign insurgents in the form of funds, armaments and military training.

Dr. Al-Zoubi went on to point out that the Saudi decision also does not consider any sort of punishment for those Saudi preachers, websites and media broadcasters that provide the terrorists in Syria with “moral boosting” materials.

The Syrian official further censured some other Persian Gulf Arab states for following after the footsteps of Saudi Arabia by disseminating messages to provoke ethnic divisions through their TV broadcasting outlets.

He added that there is plenty of evidence concerning such divisive publicity measures, noting that financial support of such networks are offered by such individuals and communities that were expected to allocate funds to charity work, “and not to shed the blood of Syrians.”

Last week Saudi Monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a show-directive, as part of the regime’s so-called anti-terrorism law, that would “punish’ any one that engages in combat efforts outside Saudi Arabia by a prison term of 3 to 20 years.


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