A prominent Syrian politician condemned Qatar’s hostile policies towards Syria and its call for Arab League’s military intervention in the crisis-hit country, and underlined that Syria will give a crushing response any possible aggression.
Addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Emir of Qatar called on Arab nations to form a political and military coalition to intervene in Syria, posing a direct challenge to UN efforts to resolve the conflict through negotiations.
Speaking to FNA, Former Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Issa Darwish said that Qatar’s proposal and its emphasis on the establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria will not be possible without the approval of the UN Security Council and such an approval is out of question since Russia and China will veto it.
“Any given country which wants to bring its forces into Syria will mean that it attempts to occupy Syria militarily which is seen by Damascus as an act of aggression that needs to be confronted,” Darwish stated.
“Naturally, Arab countries will not agree with such a move and the Arab League will face failure in making this move,” he underscored, and added that the Arab League should act to end the siege of Gaza instead of interfering in Syria.
In relevant remarks late in August, Syria’s National Reconciliation Minister Ali Heydar blasted Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for practicing the western and Israeli policies in the region.
“Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar put the policies of the West and Israel into effect in the region,” Heydar told reporters in a press conference here in Tehran at the time, and added, “There is a great difference between those who present a plan against Syria, that is the US and Israel, with those who practice these plans, that is, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.”
He voiced his country’s anger at the three regional states, and said, “We believe as long as the US policy on Syria remains unchanged, these states won’t change their policies either, and this status will continue until after the US presidential election.”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.