Saudi Arabia declared its readiness for a ground operation in Syria

Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia are ready to participate in ground operations in Syria.

An corresponding statement was made by the Advisor to the Minister of Defence of the Kingdom, the representative of the “Arabian coalition” for assistance to the Government of Yemen, General Ahmed Asiri.

“Saudi Arabia is ready for a ground operation as a part of the international coalition in Syria led by the United States” – quotes his words the TV channel Al Arabiya.

At the same time a Defense Ministry representative stressed that this is related to dealing with the group Islamic State.

Earlier, the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom Adel al-Dzhubeyr repeatedly stressed that Riyadh has never ruled out the possibility of an armed solution to the crisis in Syria that has been going on for about 5 years.

The statement of the Saudi military commander was released the next day after the suspension of inter-Syrian negotiations in Geneva under the auspices of the UN.

Source: TASS


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