Arabia is no longer interested in overthrowing the Syrian President
Bashar Al Assad.
to Ahmad Al Asrawi, a member of the “Syrian opposition”-led and
Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the Saudi
Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir has officially backed off from
insisting on departure of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad,
considering it an internal issue entirely in the hands of Syrians,
not the Saudis.
a conversation with Al Mayadeen, Al Asrawi said that Al Jubeir
assured that Supreme Council of Saudi Arabia supports any efforts,
aimed at finding a political solution in Syria, especially if they
would grant that Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
in Geneva noted that Al Jubeir already informed the Supreme
Commission for negotiations as regards the latest Saudi stance on Al
Assad's survival and remaining in power in Syria.
to Al Asrawi, Al Jubeir said that the international community's
approach to fight terrorism in the wake of terrorist act that
devastated the French capital city of Paris, is not right and has led
to the killing of dozens of people.
added that Al Jubair praised the new decision of the High
Negotiations Committee (HNC), which includes the formation of a
committee of the Commission to follow up with the Cairo and
Moscow-based platforms in order to participate in the delegation of a
unified negotiator that would be representing the united “Syrian
opposition” during sessions of talks on settlement of the Syrian
crisis in Geneva , stressing that the whole political process
requires direct negotiations with Damascus, assuring that Saudi
Arabia does not have any intentions to interfere in the conflict.
Asrawi also noted that the head of the High Negotiations Committee
(HNC), Riyad Fared Hijab, has already apologized for not
attending the last round of Geneva talks on settlement of the
Syrian crisis, due to health issues.