Saudi Foreign Minister Calls for Decisive and Serious Action on Syria
September 01, 2013
(CAIRO) - While attending an extraordinary Arab League Foreign Ministers meeting, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal today again urged the international community to do all that it can to prevent aggression against the Syrian people which has led to the death of more than 100,000.
“We cannot bear seeing Syrian people being shelled with poisonous gases this way,” said Prince Saud. “We urge the international community to stop aggression by the Syrian regime against its people.”
Prince Saud also said that “We need to help the Syrian people by halting the bloodshed, and not by merely condemning the violence. But we need to help them by all legal means possible against aggression that will almost make Syrians extinct.”
Regarding the prospect of a military strike, Prince Saud stated, “We stand by the will of the Syrian people. They know their best interests, so whatever they accept, we accept and whatever they refuse, we refuse.”
The Syrian National Coalition, which is the recognized Syrian representative at the Arab league, has called for outside military intervention to defeat the Assad regime.