Syrian opposition asked to to name its ambassador to Qatar

Qatar has asked Syria’s newly formed opposition coalition to appoint an ambassador to the Gulf Arab state, the first Arab country to publicly announce it will accept an envoy from the body.

Qatar is one of the main backers of the Syrian National Coalition and a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is struggling to control an uprising against his rule in which 38,000 people have been killed.

“The Qatari request aims to strengthen the goals of the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces to achieve the hopes of the Syrian people,” said a Qatari Foreign Ministry official, quoted by the state news agency QNA.

Assad’s foes have been divided throughout the struggle but a deal to form the coalition, a more inclusive opposition bloc, was forged in Qatar this month under intense international pressure.

Britain, France and six Gulf Arab states have fully recognised the new coalition but the United States and other nations say it needs more time to prove itself.

In February, Qatar and other Gulf Arab states said they were recalling their ambassadors from Damascus and expelling envoys of the Syrian government in response to the violence in Syria.

Reuters

  • wargame1

    President of the Syrian National Council George Sabra explains something interesting about Syrian attitude towards Israel :

    Tension in the occupied Golan is an attempt to trap Israel into the Syrian crisis, says Sabra 

    Georges Sabra, the leader of the main opposition group of the Syrian National Council, said the tension in the occupied Golan is an attempt to trap Israel into the Syrian crisis.

    “What is happening in the occupied Golan is part of the Syrian regime’s quest to stir things up in the region. It started with the confessional aspect of the conflict then the violence, followed by many attempts across the borders with Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. It is attempting to play the card of regional instability through the Golan Heights”.

    In an interview with Al Arabiya, Sabra added that the whole world knows that the Syrian regime did not open fire in the past 40 years, not firing a single shot to liberate the Golan, and if Israel is to respond to the regime actions, then the whole world will acknowledge who protects this regime and who stands against bringing it down.

    Sabra said that everybody remembers how Hafez Al-Assad’s regime entered Lebanon, and how this happened with approvals from the United States and Israel. He added that the Syrian people and their revolution will work hard in order to save Golan through all legal means.

    • 5thDrawer

      So Assad did not have the great desire to kill all the Jews, as Hamas wishes to do, and trying once to fight Israel was enough of a lesson? The proof that if no-one shoots into Israel, Israel won’t shoot first perhaps?
      Do you think Hamas will give it a 40-yr. test time ??

      • Hannibal

        Not all the Jews 5th… Only the Zionists… That all the Jews are Zionists is a pure coincidence… ;) lol

  • wargame1

    President of the Syrian National Council George Sabra explains something interesting about Syrian attitude towards Israel :

    Tension in the occupied Golan is an attempt to trap Israel into the Syrian crisis, says Sabra 

    Georges Sabra, the leader of the main opposition group of the Syrian National Council, said the tension in the occupied Golan is an attempt to trap Israel into the Syrian crisis.

    “What is happening in the occupied Golan is part of the Syrian regime’s quest to stir things up in the region. It started with the confessional aspect of the conflict then the violence, followed by many attempts across the borders with Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. It is attempting to play the card of regional instability through the Golan Heights”.

    In an interview with Al Arabiya, Sabra added that the whole world knows that the Syrian regime did not open fire in the past 40 years, not firing a single shot to liberate the Golan, and if Israel is to respond to the regime actions, then the whole world will acknowledge who protects this regime and who stands against bringing it down.

    Sabra said that everybody remembers how Hafez Al-Assad’s regime entered Lebanon, and how this happened with approvals from the United States and Israel. He added that the Syrian people and their revolution will work hard in order to save Golan through all legal means.

    • 5thDrawer

      So Assad did not have the great desire to kill all the Jews, as Hamas wishes to do, and trying once to fight Israel was enough of a lesson? The proof that if no-one shoots into Israel, Israel won’t shoot first perhaps?
      Do you think Hamas will give it a 40-yr. test time ??

      • Hannibal

        Not all the Jews 5th… Only the Zionists… That all the Jews are Zionists is a pure coincidence… ;) lol