Syrian deputy PM: Israel taking advantage of war

In response to alleged IAF strike on research center, Qadri Jamil says Israel is taking advantage of bloodshed, fighting.

February 12, 2013 01:28
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Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil in Moscow, August 21, 2012.

Qadri Jamil. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil on Sunday said that Israel is taking advantage of the continued bloodshed in Syria.

Jamil told the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar news agency in a telephone interview that Israel takes advantage of the continued fighting and bloodshed in Syria, referring to the alleged Israeli attack on a Syrian military research center in Damascus.

Jamil added that the issue of the "Israeli occupation" of Palestine will be one of the main talking points in discussions with the Syrian opposition.

The Syrian deputy prime minister for economic affairs has long been against any type of foreign intervention in the domestic affairs of the war-torn country.

Last year, Jamil said intervention in Syria was "impossible" because it would lead to a confrontation beyond the country's borders.

Speaking at a news conference in Moscow in December, Jabril appeared to be responding to President Barack Obama's threat that US forces could act if Syria deployed chemical weapons against rebels.

Jamil said the West was looking for an excuse for military intervention, likening the focus on Syria's chemical weapons with Western policy towards Iraq, invaded by US-led forces on the grounds it was concealing weapons of mass destruction.

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Reuters contributed to this report.

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