On Thursday, Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Jassim Al-Thani reaffirmed his country’s unchanged stance towards the Syrian regime during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in New York, coinciding with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly session.
Regarding the Arab League, Al-Thani emphasized that the decision to readmit Syria into the league ultimately rests with the league itself. He added that Qatar would not object to this decision because a single vote from their end wouldn’t significantly impact the outcome.
“We still see no grounds that would make Bashar Al-Assad eligible for reentry into the Arab League. We are working to clarify our position,” Al-Thani emphasized. He further stated that each Arab nation is free to independently decide on its relationship with Syria.
The Qatari Emir expressed his nation’s unwavering commitment to not tolerating individuals deemed war criminals and underscored their deep concern for the continued suffering of the Syrian people.
He concluded by stating, “We firmly believe that the only viable path forward is a political solution, but regrettably, progress toward that solution remains elusive.”