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June 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Saudi Foreign Minister: Syria is ‘Occupied Land’

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Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Saud al-Faisal. Photo: wiki commons.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal criticized on Tuesday  those countries supporting the embattled Syrian regime in its civil war against rebel groups, saying there was “no logic” behind Russia providing arms to Bashar al-Assad.

Speaking during a press meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, he said: “There is no logic that allows Russia to publicly arm the Syrian regime and the foreign forces that support it.”

“The kingdom calls for issuing an unequivocal international resolution to halt the provision of arms to the Syrian regime and states the illegitimacy of the regime,” Faisal added.

During the meeting he said that Syria can now only be considered as an “occupied land.”

Faisal also criticized Iran and terror group Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, calling it dangerous and saying the opposition forces must be offered military help to defend themselves.

“The most dangerous development is the foreign participation, represented by Hezbollah and other militias supported by the forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” Reuters quoted Faisal as saying.

Kerry is visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the U.S. role in Syria, ahead of a visit Thursday to Israel.

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  • This whole thing started out as dissatisfaction with Syrian leadership,,,,not even following the Arab Spring as such, just people tired of Bashar Assad,a few hundred or so dead at the beginning but now approaching 100,000 dead men, women and children, millions displaced and certainly a Holocaust,, no man is leader for life,, peoples dissatisfied with a leader,,, the Assad regime,,and yes like his father former president Hafiz Assad, a murderer also of some 35,000 Syrian Muslim, Christian Arab peoples,,, his own peoples, their own peoples. Syria has always and of late been the conduit for the Iranian Shia propaganda in this region and the world. It kinds of reminds me of the late 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and parts of the 80’s where Fatwas were issued by shia that selling heroin was permissible to non-believers,,, Iran and Lebanon were the largest suppliers of heroin to the known world surpassing Afghanistan,,, that devastated so many in the Americas, in spite of a Vietnam war and their dabbling in the heroin trade. Iranian leadership and a populace of gullible followers have brought more harm, done more harm to the Islamic faith than any non Muslim entity. They were responsible for the deaths of the early believers to Islam and are the main driving force behind the present day bloodshed of Muslim killing Muslim and minority Arab Christians that have lived under Sunni rule in peace for many years. The murder, death of Rafiq Harriri and 16 others all perpetrated by Lebanese and Syrian Shia with Iran’s fanatical hands and their misguided Mullahs all in it,, this was and should have a wake up call and the last straw. Rafiq Harriri tried to do his best for the Lebanon peoples as a moderate and yes a moderate Sunni follower. “There is no basis for a shia belief system”, Lebanon has been dragged into this b-llsh-t following behind some non Semites, an Indo-Aryan Iranian peoples who seem to hate Israel and want their destruction also. The ski slopes of the Golan and the resorts shouldn’t be Israel’s only concern,,,,, it should be removing a beast at your front door and whatever comes what may. Prince Saud Faisal has always been a just, respectable, honorable man and this is the “Jihad” I hope he and the Saudis wage with their wealth and efforts in removing a “Saffak” from our planet.