Saudi Arabia strongly responds over Turkish military operations in Syria

Saudi Arabia strongly responds over Turkish military operations in Syria
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MOSCOW - Saudi Arabia strongly react against Turkish Military operations inside Syria. Turkey launched an offensive in northern Syria on Wednesday in a bid to create a 'safe zone' along the border that would be free of Kurdish militias.

Turkey's offensive in northern Syria is creating chaos in the Middle East, the newly appointed Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, said on Tuesday.

"The Turkish assault is creating chaos. The last thing we need is another front of chaos in the region and I think we just got it," the ambassador said at the Royal United Services Institute, as quoted by The Guardian newspaper.

Saudi Arabia is concerned over US President Donald Trump's decision to wash his hands of the Ankara operation and de facto sanction it, Al Saud added.

At the same time, the ambassador praised Washington's decision to held Riyadh by providing troops and air defence systems, seeing it as a continuation of the US' commitment to ensuring security in the region.

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