Syria Lashes Out at Saudi Inaction Against Terrorism

Letters to the U.N. say Saudi counter-terror legislation lacks credibility

 

The Saudi regime has not taken any genuine measures to stop terrorism in Syria, calling its credibility into question, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Saturday.

 

In two identical letters addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General and President of the U.N. Security Council regarding the Saudi regime's subversive role in Syria, the ministry referred to a raft of counter-terrorism legislations issued by the Saudi regime in a make-believe attempt to convince the international community of its genuine involvement in a counter-terrorism drive.

 

The Saudi regime believes its $100 million contribution to finance the United Nations Counter-Terrorism center will absolve it of legal and ethical responsibility for the loss of thousands of lives, and will cover up millions of dollars it pumped to support terrorist groups in Syria and elsewhere in the world, said the letters.

 

The letters indicated that "combating terrorism requires that words match actions, and that legislation issued be put into force.

 

"The Saudi regime, by failing to take real measures to stop the instigation of terrorism and deter extremists issuing calls for Jihad in Syria and elsewhere in the world in response to the Al-Qaeda leader, Ayman Zawahri in October 2013, reveals these laws to be grossly lacking credibility," the letters said.

 

The Saudi regime continues to spread Wahhabi thought, which underpins the crimes committed by terrorists in Syria where the danger lies, the ministry pointed out.

 

"The evil triggered by Wahhabi thought is not confined to Syria but has boomeranged on to all strata of Saudi society,'' the letters added.

 

"It is therefore not srange that thousands of Saudis, including university professors, doctors, engineers and public employees have embraced the Al-Qaeda-linked Wahhabi thought due to the regime's efforts to foster it in society," the letters said.

 

The letters dismissed Saudi vows to punish those involved in combat operations in Syria upon their return as "cheap media propaganda" that ought to be replaced by real measures.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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