Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia, Turkey obstructing Syria peace chances

Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of obstructing talks between the Syrian government and opposition aimed at ending five years of civil war.

Reuters| Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016, 03:32 AM IST
Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia, Turkey obstructing Syria peace chances

Beirut: Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of obstructing talks between the Syrian government and opposition aimed at ending five years of civil war.

"What is disrupting any progress towards a political solution is firstly Saudi Arabia, and secondly Turkey," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah told Al Mayadeen television in an interview.

Hezbollah forces have been fighting in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad. Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which say Assad must leave power, have been supporting rebels fighting to overthrow him.