An International lawyer has blamed Saudi Arabia, the United States, Israel and Qatar for the flow of weapons into Syria and its disastrous consequences, Press TV reports.
Franklin Lamb made the remarks on Monday one day after a Syrian bound cargo ship loaded with weapons was intercepted in Lebanon. The weapons were reportedly destined for armed groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“We have some good evidence in this developing story of Lutfallah II, the Sierra Leone vessel, that was finally taken off the Coast of Tripoli in Libya and now there is an investigation by the Lebanese army going on,” Franklin Lamb said in an interview with Press TV.
Lamb said that arming the Syrian rebels is a desperation tactic used by the so-called axis from Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, and also in Washington with NATO cooperation to change the Syrian government.
“It is clear that the object now is to end the regime in Syria and this is a lifeline, they thought, going in there with weapons,” Lamb added.
Since the beginning of the Syrian unrest in mid-March last year, arms smuggling to the country has risen dramatically due to efforts by foreign parties to help rebels fighting against the Assad government.
Damascus has repeatedly said that the terrorist groups operating in the country are being funded and armed by foreign countries.
Reports also suggest that Qatar has built up an anti-Syrian mercenary force based in Turkey, with Ankara's knowledge, to topple the government in Damascus.
The heavily-equipped terrorist Free Syrian Army has also taken up positions in the southern Turkish town of Antakya in the border province of Hatay.