“Syria Blasts Serious Escalation by Extremist Regimes of Riyadh, Ankara, Doha”
Damascus on Monday lashed out at Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, stressing that these regime are escalating the war in Syria, hours after seven bombings hit coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous, killing dozens of civilians.
Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the United Nations in which it blamed Riyadh, Ankara and Doha for the “serious escalation.”
“These terrorist bombings constitute a serious escalation by the extremist and malicious regimes of Riyadh, Ankara, and Doha, and that they seek to undermine the efforts that aim at stopping the shedding of Syrian blood,” SANA news agency cited the Syrian letter as saying.
These “states’ persistence to impose a policy of silence on the Security Council regarding such crimes… inspires these regimes to continue directing their terrorist pawns in Syria to commit massacres against the Syrian people,” the Syrian foreign ministry added.
The letter also criticized Britain, France and the US over their refusal to label Jaysh al-Islam and al-Qaeda-affiliated Ahrar al-Sham as terrorist groups, saying the approach speaks to their lack of seriousness in fighting terrorism.
Bombings and terrorist attacks, the letter said, will not dent Syria’s determination to combat terrorism.