Saudi Foreign Minister Calls for Quick Support for Syrian People

February 24, 2012

[Washington, DC] -- Today, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal addressed the inaugural International Conference of the Friends of the Syrian People meeting in Tunisia. During his speech, Prince Saud stressed that Saudi Arabia will be at the forefront of any international effort to achieve a comprehensive and effective solution to protect the Syrian people.

“The Kingdom holds morally responsible the international parties that disrupt the international move for the way things turned out, especially if these parties continue in their failing and blind stances on the interests of the Syrian people,” Prince Saud said.

Prince Saud also emphasized that the Kingdom will not participate in efforts that do not resolve the crisis quickly and effectively, as this is a tragedy that should not be tolerated.

The transcript of his speech is available here.