BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Syrian Arab Republic are working through back channels via the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to reach a political reconciliation, a source in Damascus said on Wednesday.
According to the source, the Syrian government has been in discussions with the UAE, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia regarding political reconciliation.
The source said that the Syrian government and the Gulf nations have been in discussion about the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence in the region and their need to defeat their ideology.
The first step in this reconciliation was the reopening of the UAE embassy in Damascus after closing more than six years ago.
When asked about Syria’s relationship with Iran, the source said that the Persian Gulf nation was not involved in the talks.
With the war winding down in Syria, Damascus is hoping for the Arab League to lift their suspension and resume efforts to champion the peace settlement.