Nasrallah: Saudi "anger" fueling Syrian war

Two injured men are transported on a fruit barrow in the Syrian city of Aleppo following shelling as fighting between pro-government forces and rebels continues on October 26, 2013. (Photo: AFP - Karam al-Masri)

Published Monday, October 28, 2013

After two and a half years of relentless bloodshed, the whole world with the exception of Saudi Arabia has reached the conclusion that there can be no military solution to the Syrian crisis, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech Monday.

He accused the Wahhabi-ruled kingdom of letting its "anger" over failing to topple President Bashar al-Assad cloud its judgement and prevent political dialogue from taking shape.

"There is one regional country that is still very angry .... because it did not achieve its goal. They brought tens of thousands of fighters from all over the world [to Syria], ... sent weapons, money," Nasrallah said.

"[There has been] international pressure, sieges, sanctions and incitement [against the Syrian government]. Everything that could have been done was done, and nothing happened."

"We cannot continue to have the region ignite in flames just because one country is angry," he added.

The international community is trying to push the proposed US-Russian "Geneva II" peace conference tentatively scheduled for late-November, but leading factions of both Syria's political and armed opposition groups have either flatly rejected dialogue, or demanded that conditions be set before coming to the table.

A coalition of 19 rebel groups on Sunday labelled as traitors any opposition faction that engages in peace talks with the Syrian government.

Nasrallah said that despite infighting among Syria's opposition, they all "drink from the same tap," in a reference to the Saudi kingdom.

"All of those whose hearts beat for Syria, or those affected by the conflict, must point their fingers at those who are preventing such dialogue and a solution in Syria," he said.

He added that the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation should use their influence to push Syria's opposition to attend next month's peace conference without pre-conditions.

(Al-Akhbar)

Comments

KSA leaders aren't. The Only ones who are " mad " !
I'm " mad ",disgusted, and embarrassed by Pres Obama's failure to support the Syrian revolution.This war will continue until the Assailgovernment is driven from power. KSA LEADERS : God's Speed to your efforts. !

Abu Omar? Dont u have some school or church or mosque or hospital to blow up?

Nasr-Shaytan willfully oblivious to the scorched earth tactics waged against the Syrian Sunni populace by the Nusayri mafia for decades, your buddies in Afghanistan and Iraq turned to the the "Great Satan" to come to power with nary a word from you or your masters in Iran.

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