More robust approach needed to influence Syria's Assad, says Saudi minister

By REUTERS
June 17, 2016 22:10

Saudi Arabia supports a more aggressive approach against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, including imposing a no-fly zone and arming rebels with surface-to-air missiles, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Friday.

"If the Bashar regime feels that it can continue in a stalemate, much less prevail, there will be no incentive for them to take the necessary steps to bring about a transition in Syria," Jubeir told a news briefing during a Washington visit by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


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