Minister of state at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash said that the UAE will be ready to participate in the international coalition for the purpose of conducting in Syria ground operation.
«We are disappointed at the slow pace the fight against «Islamic state». We are not talking about hundreds of thousands of soldiers, but our soldiers will be at the point of attack and support units. In this respect our position has not changed,» he said.
According to the Minister, the UAE will join the coalition only if it will lead US. Recall that earlier about the willingness to support American intervention in Syria expressed Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
These statements were sharply criticized by the representatives of Syria and Iran, which recalled the unsuccessful actions of the Saudi army in Yemen. The Syrian foreign Minister Walid Muallim encouraged Riyadh to stock up on coffins.