The Syrian president has slammed Saudi Arabia and Turkey for supporting the terrorists active in his country, saying the states that turn a blind eye to the interests of nations in the region will not be able to advance their agendas. Bashar al-Assad made the remarks in a meeting with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, and his delegation in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday.
The Syrian leader said Riyadh and Ankara are playing a destructive role in the crisis plaguing his country by supporting the Takfiri terror groups operating against the Damascus government. The recent developments in Turkey as well as the blows the Al Saud regime has suffered across the region proved that the countries which are dead set against the interests of regional people will always reach an impasse, Assad said.
Touching on the advances of the Syrian army and its allies in the Aleppo battle, he also noted that the gains show the tide is turning in favor of the resistance front. The northwestern city of Aleppo has been divided between the government forces and militants since 2012, a year after conflict broke out in the Arab country.
The Syrian forces are pushing terrorists back in militant-controlled areas of Aleppo as part of a military operation aimed at fully liberating it from the grip of extremists. Assad further said the sponsors of terrorists such as the US, Saudi Arabia and Jordan are disappointed with the extremist groups in northern Syria, so they have now focused on those active in the country’s south.