Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated that he did not exclude a ground operation in Syria.
The official spoke about the existence of an alternative plan for Syria that is likely to be used should the truce between the parties to the conflict fail. According to him, there is an alternative plan for Syria without Assad, if Damascus and its allies do not treat the ceasefire seriously. "Assad can leave peacefully or a military operation will be conducted to remove him from power by military means.
The Saudi Foreign Minister confirmed his country's readiness to send troops for the ground operation in Syria, should the international coalition make such a decision.
“In summer, a monster began to wake up in me, really. I started hating everyone. I always hated everyone and started hating even more,” he said