BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Saudi Foreign Minister ‘Adel Jubeir claimed a few weeks back that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad helped create the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization that has overrun much of his country’s desert region.
“But in order to defeat Da’esh, we have to deal with what I call the ‘two elephants’ in the room. One of those elephants is Bashar Al-Assad,” Jubeir told a crowd of journalists in Munich, Germany on February 12, 2017.
“We cannot defeat Da’esh in Syria unless we bring about change in Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. He is the man who helped create it by releasing radicals from his jails; by allowing Da’esh to operate without attacking them; and even trading with them,” Jubeir alleged.
“And unless and until there is a change in Syria, Da’esh will not be defeated in Syria, period,” the Saudi Foreign Minister added.
Jubeir claims that Saudi Arabia will both defeat ISIS and Bashar Al-Assad, despite the fact the rebels his country supports are currently losing on the ground to the Syrian Government forces.