Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Moqdad speaks during a press conference on the second round of the "Geneva II" peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva on February 14, 2014. The UN's human rights office on February 14 raised the alarm over a looming Syrian government offensive on the opposition-held town of Yabroud, saying it feared civilians would bear the brunt. AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES

Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar can only participate in the Syrian war peace talks once they stop backing the militants fighting against government forces.

“Once Qatar and Saudi Arabia halt their support for terrorism we will discuss the matter of their participation in the talks,” Meqdad was quoted as saying by the Lebanon-based TV station Al-Mayadeen.

Syria peace talks between Russia, Iran and Turkey will be hosted in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana next week.

The emission of Qatar and Saudi Arabia followed on from the non-involvement of the United States in these lot of negotiations.

 

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Stern Daler
2017-01-18 12:57

KSA and Qatar will surely like to stop terrorist support to negotiate peace? Faisal Meqdad adds insult to injury – but they deserved it 1000x.

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2017-01-19 00:54

Dogs welcome, terrorist financiers not