Russia accused Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states of funding “terror” on Thursday. It was responding to accusations by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal that Russia was responsible for mass killings in Syria because of its military support for the regime.
“A number of capitals, including Riyadh, unfortunately are not ashamed of employing all sorts of methods and contacts, including by financing and arming international terrorists and extremists,” a foreign ministry statement said. “Terrorists” is the term the government in Damascus uses for rebels in Syria. (AFP)