Syrian Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi: “Syrian government will not hold dialogue with terrorists”.
Damascus – (SANA-M. Ismael) – Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi said the Syrian government will have dialogue with the Syrians who do not have blood on their hands and have not been party to the aggression against Syria.
”Dialogue is one between politicians, not between a state and terrorists who blew up car bombs and killed people,” the information minister said.
In an interview with RT TV channel on Wednesday, al-Zoubi said that those who are supporting al-Qaeda are not party to the dialogue, regardless of their nationalities whether they are Syrians or not.”
He added he did not expect the UN, Russia, the US or any other country concerned to push for dialogue between Syria and terrorist organizations.
Dialogue will be held between the political leaderships and the Syrian people who overwhelmingly support the state on the one hand, and the national opposition on the other, al-Zoubi added, describing it as illogical to hold dialogue with extremist organizations such as the ‘Free army’, ‘Jabhat al-Nusra’ or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.’
Syria is the primary initiator of the idea of a Syrian national dialogue and has expressed readiness to go to Geneva without preconditions, al-Zoubi pointed out, indicating that Geneva conference is “a political course that requires two sides.”
”The ball now is in the court of the others who do not want to go to Geneva and are setting preconditions in principles,” the information minister said.
It is clear that there are regional countries which refuse to respond to international efforts for convening Geneva 2 and are trying to obstruct it through political pressure and sending terrorists, weapons and funds to prevent it convening.
The information minister said the Syrian government has newly acceded to the convention that bans manufacturing, producing, stockpiling or using chemical weapons and is now member of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which, he said, came in response to the Russian initiative.
Al-Zoubi concluded by saying that the Syrian government has the full will and intention to close the file of chemical weapons.
“The Syrian government, as President Bashar al-Assad said, will fulfill all its obligations as it has always did,” al-Zoubi added, stressing that there won’t be any obstruction or hitch in this.”