Mikdad: Alliances that exclude Syria, China, and Russia may have certain agendas

Damascus, SANA – Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal 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 the states that attended the meeting in Jeddah indicate that there is a real disagreement among those states, as some of them stated that 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 in the open and before the eyes of the Syrian people, which is why it enjoys the people’s respect and it has credibility to them.

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.

Mikdad stressed that the battle which Syria has been waging for three years is all about the refusal of President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian people to accept any interference or violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

Hazem Sabbagh

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