Qatar Will Make Mistake if Sends Troops to Syria – Iranian Official
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s adviser, Hussein Sheikholeslam, has commented in an interview with Sputnik on the possible cancellation of the nuclear deal signed with the P5+1 countries in 2015 as well as the situation in Syria in light of US statements about the possible deployment of Arab states’ forces there.
Deployment of Arab Forces in Syria
Sheikholeslam said that Qatar will make a mistake if sends its contingent to Syria as such a deployment would worsen the situation in Syria.
“We categorically oppose the deployment of any troops to Syria, because their goal will be the same as that of the US servicemen in Syria — to complicate the crisis,” the official said.
The interview comes in the wake of the Tuesday meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron with US President Donald Trump in Washington, where the Iran nuclear deal among other issues was discussed.
Trump reiterated that he was considering the withdrawal of American contingent in Syria. The announcement was followed by the statement of Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who said that Doha has to send troops to Syria if it doesn’t want to be deprived of US military support. He noted that the Qatari government would be overthrown in less than a week without US support.