S. Arabia plans to drive Iran, Hezbollah out of Syria

According to a report Riyadh is ready 'to do anything to stop the Syrian bloodshed'

S. Arabia plans to drive Iran, Hezbollah out of Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Saudi Arabia proposes a new solution to end Syrian conflict by making Iran and Hezbollah pull their forces out of the country, al-Hayat newspaper's report says.

In return for an Iranian and Hezbollah withdrawal, Riyadh is rady to stop supporting rebels, who wish to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad in a bloody civil war for the last five years. This would then pave the way for parliamentary and presidential elections under the supervision of the United Nations.

The report said that Saudi Arabia hosted Assad’s security adviser and close confidant Ali Mamlouk in July, a meeting that came some three weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in St. Petersburg with Saudi Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman.

According to the report, Russia accuses Saudi Arabia of fueling the conflict by constantly supporting anti-regime forces, whereas Saudis are ready “to do anything to stop the Syrian bloodshed.”

Meanwhile, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem met Wednesday with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria. A short time earlier, Muallem also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who landed in the Iranian capital that same day.

On August 11, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will travel to Moscow to discuss sensitive issues with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. One of the issues expected to be discussed is Syrian crisis and possible ways to solve it.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ağustos 2015, 15:31