A London-based Saudi Emir said that his country and its ally, Turkey, are dissatisfied with EU’s policies towards the Syrian crisis.
“We believe that if the European governments dealt differently with the Syrian crises, Bashar al-Assad would have been toppled by now; and we would have been spared the tragic death of Zahran Alloush, commander of Army of Islam, and eventually Russia wouldn’t have intervened to tip the balance on the ground”, the Saudi royal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, explained.
He also added that during Erdogan’s last visit to Riyadh, both countries agreed on to put further pressure on Europe in order to help unseat the Syrian president. This, according to the same Emir, will be achieved by granting the refugees a safe access to Europe through Turkey.
In a related context, ISIS is reportedly making Libya’s Sirte its new de facto capital instead of Syria’s Raqqa due to the fact that the city has been under heavy airstrikes by the Russian fighter jets.