Syria: PGCC sorrow for Syrians nothing but crocodile tears

Syria: PGCC sorrow for Syrians nothing but crocodile tears
Thu Dec 12, 2013 07:46:16

The Syrian government has strongly criticized the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) for its “inflammatory rhetoric” about Syria.

In a statement published on Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned "inflammatory rhetoric of the council's statement on Syria, particularly as countries in the council... support and practice terrorism.”

"Those who participated today in the summit in Kuwait, first among them the Saudi regime, have contributed in large part to the killing of Syrians and the destruction of their country," the statement read.

"Their sorrow about the suffering of the Syrian people is nothing more than crocodile tears," it added.

Earlier in the day, (P)GCC member states held a meeting on Syria in Kuwait City, where they accused the Syrian government of committing genocide.

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.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the turmoil that has gripped Syria for over two years.


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