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March 21, 2019
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Muslim Brotherhood flays Arab countries’ move to open embassies in Damascus

DAMASCUS: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria has flayed some Arab countries for their move to open their embassies in Damascus.

The group in a statement on its website said that the move is tantamount to supporting terrorism.

It said that the move is a regrettable step which supports the Assad regime and reflects the return of diplomatic relations between the two sides.

The group said, “millions of Syrians have been waiting for a step forward that would help get rid of this regime and its crimes, and implement the UN resolutions that achieve a political transition and build a future Syria without Assad and his regime.”

“Supporting the Assad regime is support for the Iranian expansionism project and support for extremism and terrorism in the region, and acceptance of all crimes against humanity committed by this regime,” the statement added.

On Friday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry announced the reopening of its embassy in Damascus, stressing its keenness to maintain relations with the Syrian regime.

The visit came just one week after Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir visited Al-Assad in Damascus – the first state visit of any Arab leader since the war broke out in 2011.