Qatar, Saudi Arabia smuggle tons of weapons into Syria
A political analyst says Qatar and Saudi Arabia are smuggling tons of weapons into Syria to help terrorist armed groups fighting the Syrian government, Press TV reports.
“We have many [Persian] Gulf countries openly, they are not denying it, they are sending hundreds of tons of weapons everyday to Syria like Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” Intifadh Qanbar told in an interview with Press TV.
“And we have the United States not denying either sending equipment to the rebels in Syria, to the [terrorist group which calls itself] Syrian Free Army,” he added.
Qanbar said that he believes the current ongoing unrest in Syria should be resolved through political means.
“I think this is not right. I think all parties should hold their fire and sit around a table and I always believe it is never late for a peaceful solution, never,” the analyst said.
“So it is very clear. This basically makes the situation very dangerous. I do not think any of the Western countries is really taking a lead in this military intervention in Syria with exception of France’s Sarkozy and to less extent, much less extent, the United Kingdom. Everybody is hesitant about it but I think that people are taking lead in this military action is Qatar and Saudi Arabia through Turkey,” Qanbar added.
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters, but Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.