Saudi Cabinet Calls for Strong International Response to Help the Syrian People

Sep 03, 2013, 10:58 ET from Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saudi Arabia on Monday called for a strong and serious international stand to stop the massacre of people in Syria by Bashar Assad's regime.

"The international community must assume its responsibilities by taking deterrent measures to put an end to violations and the crimes of genocide carried out by the Syrian regime over the past two years," the Cabinet said.

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Crown Prince Salman, said any opposition to international action would only encourage the regime to continue its crimes and use of weapons of mass destruction.

"The Cabinet renewed the Kingdom's position to stand wholeheartedly with the will of the Syrian people and their leadership represented by the national coalition," said Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khojah.

SOURCE Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office