09:33 GMT +311 December 2019
Listen Live
    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir attends the Arab Foreign Ministers extraordinary meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis in Cairo, on December 19, 2016

    Qatar Obliged to Send Troops to Syria to Keep Being Protected by US – Riyadh

    Middle East
    Get short URL

    DOHA (Sputnik) - Qatar is obliged to send its troops to Syria if the country does not want to lose the military protection of the United States, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said Wednesday.

    On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said that he wants countries in the Middle East to pay for what is happening in the region, and also wants those wealthy states to put soldiers on the ground, apparently referring to the fighting in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "Qatar… must send its troops to Syria before the US president [Donald Trump] denies US protection for Qatar, which is represented by a US military base on its territory," Jubeir said as quoted by the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s media center.

    He stressed that if the United States ceased to ensure security to Qatar, the government of that country would be overthrown in less than a week.


    Qatar, Russia Prolong Comprehensive Agreement Ahead of FIFA World Cup Final
    US, Qatar Making Sure Terrorism Financing in Middle East Stopped - Trump
    Saudi Arabia Plans to Cut Qatar Off ... Literally Amid Diplomatic Standoff
    troops, Adel al-Jubeir, Qatar, Syria, United States, Saudi Arabia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik