A political analyst says there are many countries that are involved in the Syrian conflict by allowing all kinds of people to pour into Syria from Turkey and other countries and this is not giving peace a chance.
He also added that the foreign-backed terrorists in Syria risk the stability and security of the entire Middle East Region.
The comments came after the Syrian government sent a letter to the UN, blasting Turkey’s “destructive” role in the conflict that has ravaged the country for the past 23 months. In the letter, the Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Ankara of publicly supporting and financing terrorists fighting against the Syrian government and allowing its soil to be used for training and housing anti-Damascus terrorist groups.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Naser al-Omari, writer and political commentator, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: There is division among Syrian opposition with regards to dialogue with the Syrian government. Why isn’t dialogue given a chance, do you think?
Al-Omari: Well because it seems there are countries that are still supporting the fight against the Assad regime in the hope that the regime will collapse as a result of these coordinated attacks.
There are many, many countries that are involved in this conflict by allowing all kinds of people to pour into Syria from Turkey and other countries and this is not giving peace a chance. There are people who believe that the fight will end in the collapse of the Assad regime and that is why the fight goes on.
Press TV: And of course how detrimental will this conflict be to Syria’s neighbors, especially Turkey, whom Syria calls having a destructive role in the unrest there?
Al-Omari: Well this conflict is going to spill over to all surrounding countries. The fear now in worldwide is that these terrorist groups which have infiltrated the Syrian borders and are fighting the Assad regime will probably create more havoc and they have already.
You know, there have been reports of these groups fighting against other insurgents within Syria and it seems that the Turkish role has been to help these individuals go into Syria when their agenda is not clear to the United States, to the West or to the Arab countries which are supporting the insurgents.
So these elements have become a serious problem for everybody including the insurgents in Syria.
Press TV: And very briefly, what has the United Nations done to prevent the crisis from getting worse?
Al-Omari: I think the whole world has watched and there is a deadlock right now. I think there is fear that these groups will take over parts of Syria and create serious problems for everybody and that is why the world has left Syria to its fate, I believe and dialogue has not been given a chance and I fear that more Syrians will have to die as a result of this conflict.