Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad said than alliances that exclude Syria, China, and Russia may have certain agendas in mind.
In a statement to al-Manar TV on Sunday, Mikdad said that the statements made in the past two days by states that attended a meeting in Jeddah indicate that there is a real disagreement among them, with some saying they will not join the proposed alliance, while some said that they won’t arm or fund.
The Deputy Minister denied the existence of any secret contact with the United States, asserting that all the actions taken by the Syrian leadership are open and transparent in front of the Syrian people, which is why it enjoys the people’s respect and credibilty.
He said that talk of an independent Saudi role is a joke, because Saudi Arabia is subservient to the United States and its only role is to implement policies and pay money.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer