Syria has arrested four Indians who experienced gone to that country allegedly to combat alongside the Islamic Point out (IS), Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al Moualem mentioned on Wednesday. Moualem, who is also the overseas minister and on a three-day pay a visit to to India, mentioned “the youthful men” experienced entered via Jordan and ended up arrested just before they could be a part of the outfit.
“We have arrested 4 Indians who had appear to Syria to fight along with IS. They are currently in Damascus jail. We have questioned Indian authorities to arrive and see them and get them back again,” Moualem mentioned, stressing that cooperation on the front of counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing was 1 of the main objectives of the go to.
As numerous as 23 Indians, 6 of whom are useless, ended up suspected to be preventing together with IS. The clean arrests could consider the rely to 27.
Moualem also mentioned that Syria was in no place to aid India vis-a-vis the 39 Indians who are suspected to be in IS captivity in Iraq. “They are in IS captivity. I am sorry, we cannot do anything at all. You require to question Erdogan (Turkish President),” explained Moualem.
The minister attacked Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for fomenting a crisis in Syria and categorically accused them of supporting terror teams. He expressed gratitude in the direction of Russia for assisting Syria battle towards IS. “We are grateful to Russia for armed forces interference in the region. Because of their intervention, twenty bastions (in manage of IS) have been liberated. If this proceeds, we will soon see good benefits,” Moualem mentioned.
He additional that what Russia had achieved in three months was ten occasions of what US had achieved in eighteen months. “It is also self-defence for Russia as Chechen terrorists are battling alongside IS,” he explained.
Moualem mentioned his conversation with Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and NSA Ajit Doval was “productive”, and the crisis in Syria was mentioned. “We imagine that terrorism does not belong to any nation or nation. What is going on about the globe is impacting Syria,” Moualem explained.
He also accused France and the US for supporting terrorism. “We have witnessed the impact and impact of terrorism on individuals who assist terrorism this kind of as France, US and Saudi Arabia. That is why intercontinental cooperation on terrorism is important. Our point of look at has been conveyed to India and we listened to complete assistance from the government,” Moualem stated.
He included that the two nations mentioned bilateral relations, financial ties and the need to have to “revive the outdated ties between the two countries”.
Moualem explained Syria would like India to be portion of the resolution in his place, but did not want its armed forces or diplomatic interference in the area. He explained Syria could do with aid in phrases of meals and medications at the moment. This is the very first check out by the prime political leadership from Syria considering that 2008.