Qatar has no plans to normalize ties with Syria, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said, after Syrian President Bashar Assad won a fourth term in office last week in an election derided by the opposition and the West as a farce.
“So far we see nothing on the horizon for a political solution acceptable to the Syrian people … the (regime’s) approach and conduct have not changed,” Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani told UK-based Al-Araby television in an interview aired on Friday.
“There is no motivation for us to re-establish ties with the Syrian regime at this time,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “The Syrian regime is committing crimes against its people.”
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