Syrian Ambassador to Nouakchott Hamad Seed Albni has rejected an offer by Qatar’s Embassy in Mauritania to defect from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in return for certain incentives.
Qatar’s ambassador to Mauritania proposed his Syrian counterpart in Nouakchott a million dollars in cash, a monthly salary of 20,000 dollars for 20 years and permanent residence in Qatari capital of Doha, the Lebanese-based Al-Manar TV reported.
The Syrian ambassador refused the offer for his defection and said it was a “blatant interference” in Syria’s affairs.
Albni warned his Qatari counterpart against the repetition of such a move.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV in July, Syria’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed Jihad al-Laham criticized Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for fueling the unrest in his country by supporting the insurgents fighting against the government.