Opposition Not Serious in Settling Syria Crisis: Syrian Deputy FM

Opposition Not Serious in Settling Syria Crisis: Syrian Deputy FM
Wed Apr 20, 2016 22:51:38

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad said the suspension of participation in the talks by the Riyadh-backed opposition delegation is part of their “acrobatic moves."

The opposition's move proved their lack of seriousness in reaching a political solution to the conflict gripping the Arab country, Syria's official news agency, SANA, quoted Mekdad as saying upon his arrival in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

He added that the opposition does not make its own decisions, as it holds allegiances, particularly to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly conflict it blames on some foreign states for more than five years. The militancy has left over 470,000 people dead so far, according to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.

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