Saudi Arabia strongly condemns Assad forces raids on Aleppo

RIYADH, 1st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed condemnation and denunciation of the attacks waged by Basher al-Assad's forces on the city of Aleppo, which led to the destruction of a hospital run by an international organisation, killing dozens, including children and doctors.

In a statement, an official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the terrorist act ignores the cessation of hostilities agreement, and is contrary to international laws and ethical principles of humanity, as it seeks to pre-empt international efforts to reach a political solution to the crisis and prevent deliverance of humanitarian aid to the Syrian brotherly people.

The source added that Bashar al-Assad, by committing this criminal act, underlines the lack of seriousness in responding to the demands of the international community, and proves that he is not serious in moving forward in the ongoing talks to resolve the crisis peacefully, in accordance with the principles of the Geneva 1 agreement and UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on the international community and allies of Bashar al-Assad, who have committed to the cessation of hostilities, to take all necessary measures to stop the attacks and all crimes committed against the Syrian brotherly people.


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