Foreign Minister: the Kingdom is ready to send ground troops for combating terrorism in Syria
February 09, 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir stressed the possibility of sending Saudi special forces to Syria within framework of the US-led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization.
Speaking at a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department, Minister Al-Jubeir said "we have a tremendous stake in stability and peace and security in the region. We have a tremendous stake in trying to resolve the problems in the region before they consume all of us. We are determined to work with our allies in the United States and our allies around the world to bring this about, whether it is in the war against terrorism, whether it is in trying to stabilize the Middle East, whether it’s in trying to begin a political transition in Syria, implementing 2254, whether it’s in bringing peace between Israelis and Palestinians, peace to Yemen.”
“Our region, unfortunately, is experiencing many challenges, and the resolution of these challenges is critically important to the future of the region and the world. And we are determined to – as I said, to work with our American friends in trying to find solutions to these areas in a way that promotes peace and security for all people of the region as well as people of the world.”