Thursday, February 4, 2016
Syria says Saudi, Qatar, Turkey told opposition to quit Geneva talks.
Syria says 'Muslim Brotherhood club' Saudi, Qatar, Turkey told opposition to quit Geneva talks. (TZ).
The head of the Syrian government's delegation on Wednesday accused the opposition of wanting to withdraw from peace talks under pressure from regional powers, and the UN suspending the talks until Feb. 25 to avoid such a walkout.
Bashar Jaafari, Syrian ambassador to the UN, who leads the Damascus delegation, told reporters in Geneva: "We knew a few hours ago the Riyadh [opposition] wanted to withdraw from the talks, and Mr. de Mistura's announcement came as political coverage of the decision to withdraw.”
"We consider that the style used by the special envoy to justify the withdrawal of the Riyadh delegation under instructions from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey was not subjective. It didn't tell the truth as it was," he said, speaking before going into talks with de Mistura.
Turkey denies such charges. Hmmm.....There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as these groups reign. Read the full story here.