"... In February Tunisia hosted the inaugural “Friends of Syria” event, with countries opposed to the regime of Bashar Assad meeting to discuss an action plan for unseating the dictator.During the same event the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Saud al-Faisal said it was an “excellent idea” to provide weapons to the military opposition in Syria, sparking criticism that the event was pushing for foreign intervention.
Speaking to Assange, Marzouki distanced himself from backing the insurgents and called for a negotiated settlement.
“We are not supporting any kind of foreign intervention in Syria. I do believe that giving weapons to Syrians would lead to civil war. I think it's not a good choice. I still believe that the only solution must be political, and that we have to find common... common ground between opposition and the regime. I still believe that the only solution is the Yemeni scenario,” he said.
Asked about the leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, which has backed President Assad’s claims that he is fighting a foreign-backed uprising, Marzouki said he had lost friends in the Arab world with his stance...."
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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