Syria's foreign minister has criticized neighboring Jordan, which recently stepped up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying his country does not need outside help in battling IS militants.
"We will not allow anyone to infringe upon our national sovereignty and we don't need (foreign) ground troops to fight the IS," Xinhua news agency quoted al-Moallem as saying in a joint press conference with his visiting Belarussian counterpart, Vladimir Makei, who flew in a day earlier for meetings with top Syrian officials.
"The Syrian troops are carrying out this mission with full courage," al-Moallem said.
Al-Moallem's remarks came in response to a question whether his country was anticipating an escalation by a US-led anti-terror coalition, particularly after the death of a Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh, who was burned alive by the IS in January.
Some analysts expect that the coalition would ramp up their operations against the IS in Syria, possibly by considering sending ground troops into the war-torn country.
Yes, I have some real issues with the whole story surrounding the Jordanian pilot- I have some serious doubts that there was ever a captured pilot. That all said, the whole pilot narrative gave Jordan cause to bomb Syrian territory. Keep in mind that Jordan has been training terrorists, to destabilize Syria and kill/terrorize ordinary Syrians. In partnership with the NATO nations US/Britain and no doubt with the full participation of Israel. Pretty dam sure that has been covered ad nauseum here at the blog
Syrian/Belarus cooperation- Interesting?!
Deputy Prime Minster, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said the visit of Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei to Syria at this time highlights his country support to Syria’s stance led by President Bashar al-Assad.
In a joint press conference on Monday Minister al-Moallem added that his talks with Mackay were “constructive”.
Makei in turn said: ” We stress our support to Syria and we call upon the international community to work on combating terrorism and solving the crisis in Syria peacefully
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