Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
07:14 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
17 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Syria press accuses Jordan of stirring revolt in south
Agence France Presse
A supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad holds up his picture during a rally supporting him and the army in Damascus February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
A supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad holds up his picture during a rally supporting him and the army in Damascus February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
A+ A-

DAMASCUS: Syrian media on Thursday accused Jordan of trying to stir up the rebel front in the south of the country with support from the United States and Saudi Arabia.

"The southern front is today the most prominent after the subject was widely discussed under the aegis of the palace in Jordan," the Al-Thawra government daily wrote.

"Jordan's role, in coordination with the intelligence services of the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel and with a little help from the Gulf countries, is no longer a secret."

The newspaper said international backers of the opposition were trying to stir up the southern front after a stalemate in peace efforts following a second round of talks in Geneva this month.

Rebels say they are preparing a spring offensive against Damascus to be launched from the south of the country.

The operation is expected to include thousands of Syrian rebels trained in Jordan by US and other Western forces, according to both Syrian regime and opposition forces.

"Signs of Jordanian presence in the American escalation after the second round of Geneva talks are more and more visible... and the tragedy continues with Jordan's approval of the American project to heat up the battlefronts," the daily said.

Last week, US President Barack Obama said during a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah that he wanted to put pressure on Syria's government, which is battling an uprising that began in March 2011.

Syria has regularly accused Jordan of assisting the rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, and the Al-Thawra newspaper warned the kingdom over its involvement.

"As the saying goes, those who play with fire will get burned, and so what then about those who start fires," the daily wrote.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Syria / Jordan
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Story Summary
Syrian media on Thursday accused Jordan of trying to stir up the rebel front in the south of the country with support from the United States and Saudi Arabia.

The operation is expected to include thousands of Syrian rebels trained in Jordan by US and other Western forces, according to both Syrian regime and opposition forces.

Syria has regularly accused Jordan of assisting the rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, and the Al-Thawra newspaper warned the kingdom over its involvement.
Related Articles
 
 
Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria: spokesman
 
 
US-Saudi 'strategic interests remain aligned', Obama tells king
 
 
Jordan king to hold Syria talks in Russia on Wednesday
 
 
Obama-Abdullah talks may ease friction
 
 
Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks overshadowed by mistrust
Show More
Entities
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS