Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at a press conference in Jeddah on June 25, 2013
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at a press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, on June 25, 2013. Al-Faisal on Sunday urged Arab countries to back calls by the Syrian opposition for strikes on the Damascus regime, ahead of an Arab League meeting on Syria. © - AFP/File
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at a press conference in Jeddah on June 25, 2013
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Last updated: September 1, 2013

Saudi FM urges Arabs to back Syria opposition on strikes

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal on Sunday told a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo that opposing military intervention in Syria encourages the Damascus regime to "pursue its crimes."

"Opposition to international action only encourages the regime to pursue its crimes," the Saudi foreign minister told the Arab League meeting on the Syria crisis.

"It is time to ask the international community to assume its responsibilities and to take deterrent measures" against the Syrian regime, he added.

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