Wednesday, May 18, 2016
"Assad will be removed by political process or by force"
Saudi Arabia has stepped up its anti-Damascus rhetoric, threatening to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "by force" if a political process proves futile.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the threats following another round of talks by the International Syria Support Group in Vienna. He further voiced support for a so-called plan B for Syria which will cost the country its territorial integrity. Saudi Arabia, the United States and Israel which support anti-Syria militants have threatened to resort to partitioning the war-torn country if the conflict is not resolved politically.