Saudi Arabia, Turkey Disrupting Progress in Syria Talks: Nasrallah

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Disrupting Progress in Syria Talks: Nasrallah
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:09:27

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says Saudi Arabia and Turkey are "disrupting any progress" in the ongoing negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition aimed at ending five years of war in the Arab country.

"What is disrupting any progress toward a political solution is firstly Saudi Arabia, and secondly Turkey," Nasrallah said during an interview with the Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel broadcast on Monday.

The new round of UN-backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition, known as the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), started in the Swiss city of Geneva on March 14.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced a halt to the previous round of the discussions on February 3 after the Saudi-backed opposition refused to continue the talks.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey are among the staunch supporters of Takfiri terrorist groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since March 2011. The two countries have always insisted that Assad must leave power for the war to end, Press TV reported.

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