Information Minister: Erdogan’s government facilitated terrorists’ entry to Lattakia
Minister of Information Omran al-Zoubi said the government of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly facilitated the entry of the armed terrorist groups into Kassab area in Lattakia countryside.
In an interview with the Syrian TV late Sunday, Minister al-Zoubi considered Erdogan’s acts as a violation of international resolutions calling for convicting all forms of terrorist acts.
He said Erdogan’s acts prove that Syrian leadership was right when it said that Erdogan and his government are involved in international terrorism, adding “the persons who entered Lattakia northern countryside are neither opposition members nor Syrian citizens, they are groups of armed and trained foreigners with certain purposes and agendas.”
Minister al-Zoubi said the Syrian Army and Armed Forces have foiled the attack of terrorists who are all of non-Syrian nationalities.
He stressed that no one can say that Syria has foiled the Geneva2 conference, highlighting that Syria has been calling, since the beginning of the crisis, for a political course that leads to solutions.
Al-Zoubi said the stance of Syrian state was rejected by the so-called “coalition” and its backers because they were not seeking a political solution but fragmenting the state and moving it to a direction that serves the US and Israeli interests in the region.
Al-Zoubi added that some Arab and regional regimes such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other states backing terrorism have gone so far in their offense to Arabism, Islam and Syria, committing grave mistakes in terms of evaluating the outcomes of their policies.
He continued to say that Saudi Arabia has become a factory for producing universal terrorism and it cannot prevent terrorists from turning back to its territories through taking numerous decisions.
Answering a question on Jordanian public political discourse on curbing terrorist groups attempt to infiltrate into Jordan, al-Zoubi said this discourse is mere press statements; the Jordanian government should realize the danger of the terrorists training on its land on the security of the Jordanian people.
He called upon the Jordanian government to coordinate with Syrian leadership for curbing the borders.
On the Arab Summit in Kuwait, al-Zoubi said this meeting is below the level of Arab summits because the Arab public opinion does not think it could bring any outcomes that serve their interests, adding that the Palestinian issue will remain the Arabs’ central issue.
On the General Elections Law, the Information Minister stressed this Law has been established according to the highest national and international standards legally, as it consists with Constitution and will regulate the presidential elections in the upcoming stage.
“The presidential elections will be held on time…the security situation will not prevent it…we expect the participation in the elections to be great,” al-Zoubi added.