Saudi Arabia ready to send troops to Syria

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that Saudi Arabia is prepared to send its own soldiers to Syria as part of the US-led coalition, if the coalition is expanded, DW reports.

“Since the start of the crisis we have been in discussion with the US about sending forces into Syria,” he said, adding that even during Obama’s administration, Riyadh had expressed its readiness to send troops into Syria. “There is discussion concerning which forces should remain in eastern Syria and where they should go, and this discussion continues,” the Saudi Foreign Minister noted.

It was reported earlier that Donald Trump wants to withdraw the US troops from Syria as soon as possible. Washington expects its allies to take on more responsibility in the military and financial spheres in order to ensure the security of the region. French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump has evidently changed his opinion since their phone call the day before the recent airstrike.

  Saudi Arabia, Syria, US-led coalition