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Qatar and Saudi Arabia not welcome to peace talks

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar can only participate in the Syrian war peace talks once they stop backing the militants fighting against government forces.

"Once Qatar and Saudi Arabia halt their support for terrorism we will discuss the matter of their participation in the talks," Meqdad was quoted as saying by the Lebanon-based TV station Al-Mayadeen.

Syria peace talks between Russia, Iran and Turkey will be hosted in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana next week.

The emission of Qatar and Saudi Arabia followed on from the non-involvement of the United States in these lot of negotiations.

[Source: By Paul Antonopoulos, Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi, Tel Aviv, 18Jan17]

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