Saudi: Syrian crisis must not be limited only on chemical weapons

Any solution to the Syrian crisis must not be limited to the issue of chemical weapons, said Saudi ministers in a cabinet meeting on Monday, reported Asharq Al-Awsat.

Ministers of the Gulf state also called on the international community to enhance international support for the Syrian opposition, the pan-Arab London-based newspaper added.

The meeting of the Saudi cabinet was held in Jeddah on Monday, headed by Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

United Nations inspectors concluded that rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were used in the Ghouta areas of Damascus on 21 August, without indicating who had fired them, in a report submitted on September 13.

“This is a war crime,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at a press conference in New York on Monday, adding “it is the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them in Halabja in 1988.”

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