Syria denounces Qatar for saying it will continue to back rebels

BEIRUT - Syria's Foreign Ministry on Monday denounced comments by Qatar that it will continue to back rebels against Syrian President Bashar Assad as merely an attempt "to raise the morale of the terrorist groups" in the face of army advances.


Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters in an interview on Sunday that Doha would continue to arm Syrian rebel groups even if US President-elect Donald Trump were to end Washington's support for them.


Sheikh Mohammed's remarks showed "the Qatari regime is one of the sources of extremism, terrorism and takfiri thought," Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing a Foreign Ministry statement. "Takfiri" is an Arabic term used to describe jihadist ideology.



פרסום ראשון: 11.28.16, 13:51