Published on Feb 14, 2016
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the remarks in a press conference with his Swiss counterpart in Riyadh. Jubeir said the kingdom is to consult with the so-called coalition on the scale and the timing of its possible ground deployment in Syria. He said the details are yet to be worked out. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had earlier said he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to send Special Forces to Syria. On Sunday, Riyadh confirmed it has deployed aircraft at an airbase near Turkey’s southern borders. Turkey, a NATO member, has given the green light to Riyadh for a possible military intervention in Syria.