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US preventing media from covering Saudi plots in Syria: Commentator

Foreign-backed terrorists prepare mortar shells for attacks on towards government-controlled western Aleppo, Syria, October 30, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

While Saudi Arabia is providing extensive support to Takfiri terrorists in Syria, the United Nations is still reluctant to focus on the kingdom's interventions in the war-torn country. Meanwhile, Syria’s UN envoy Bashar al-Ja’afari has criticized the body at a Security Council meeting for turning a blind eye to Riyadh's crimes in his country, noting that Saudi officials gather terrorists from all over the world and export them to Syria without getting appropriate attention. 

In an interview with Press TV, Mark Weber, the director of the Institute for Historical Review, denounced the Western media for not paying enough attention to Saudi Arabia’s support for Takfiri terrorist groups in Syria.

“This is a very true and to-the-point statement made by Syria’s envoy to the UN about Saudi Arabia’s support for Daesh and other terrorist groups, but unfortunately such remarks do not receive the media attention they deserve,” Weber said.

“I think it's important to remember that the point that he's making was confirmed a month ago by documents made public through Wikileaks,” he argued. “In August 2014, Hillary Clinton herself confirmed that Saudi Arabia and Qatar provide clandestine financial and logistical support to ISIS or Daesh and other radical Islamic groups and that this is not a secret. What he [Bashar al-Ja’afari] is saying is true but the media in America has not given this the attention it deserves and of course Saudi Arabia, Israel, the United States all want to keep away attention from this fact."

Asked about the reasons why world powers do not take any concrete step to stop the war in Syria, he replied that as long as Israel enjoys the destruction of Syria, there is going to be no prospect for the conflict to be ended.

“John Kerry has made clear on other occasions, Hillary Clinton has made clear and Obama has made clear that a key factor for US policy in the Middle East, including Syria, is the perceived interests of Israel and Israel wants the destruction of Syria,” Weber underscored, adding that this is the fate awaiting other independent states in the Middle East who do not obey the US policies.

So, the statements by US politicians about peace in Syria are all “a kind of play-acting or a Kabuki theater” to quiet opposition or assuage the public opinion in the United States and the West, the analyst concluded.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, particularly Turkey and Qatar, are widely reported to be supporting the militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since March 2011.

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