Saudi Arabia working against Islamic ummah
Saudi Arabia has allied itself with the United States and Israel and is working against the Islamic ummah (community), a US political commentator says.
Mark Glenn, who is an author of several books, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“The Saudis have been primarily responsible for the deaths of several hundred thousand innocent people in Syria, and let’s just keep in mind that this is not the only time that Saudis have cooperated with Israel and with America in destroying Islamic countries,” said Glenn, adding that “this goes all the way back to the very first (Persian) Gulf war which was almost twenty years ago.”
He stated that Saudi Arabia is now under “a Tsunami of well-deserved criticism” but “she really cannot do anything except to squirm in a very uncomfortable situation that she has made for herself.”
“And the question that we have to ask is besides the known instances of Saudi Arabia collaborating with United States and Israel to see innocent Muslims killed around the world such as in Syria and Iraq, what other instances have taken place that we do not know about,” he added.
On Monday, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Saudi Arabia is responsible for the death and destruction throughout the Islamic world today, including in Syria.
He advised Riyadh to halt its policy of sponsoring terrorism against Syria and other regional countries, such as Iraq, Lebanon, and Algeria.
Zoubi particularly criticized the Saudi foreign minister, saying Saud al-Faisal has always driven Saudi policy toward failure.
He also branded Faisal as “the political side of the terrorism practiced by the kingdom”.
“Saud al-Faisal has always driven the Saudi policy toward failure and into a dead end and the Saudi diplomacy will face unmatched disappointment,” the Syrian minister added.
Syria has long accused Saudi Arabia of being one of the main regional sponsors of the foreign-backed militants.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million others displaced due to the violence.