Damascus chews excuse of ‘fight against terror’ instead of addressing humanitarian crisis

DAMASCUS – Syria said Sunday it is ready to cooperate with a rare UN Security Council resolution to allow humanitarian access, so long as it respects “state sovereignty.” A Saudi source, meanwhile, said Riyadh is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in their war against the regime. In Damascus, the foreign ministry said the “root causes” of the humanitarian crisis must be treated, singling out “foreign-backed

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