'Saudi seeking ouster of Assad'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly accused Saudi Arabia of conspiring against the country to overthrow its government.

The Syrian President says Saudi Arabian leaders are hatching plots to oust the country's government, the daily al-Akhbar reported, citing senior diplomatic sources.

In a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa in May Assad told Moussa that Saudi King Abdullah, the country's Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, the intelligence chief Prince Miqrin and the head of Saudi National Security Council Prince Bandar bin Sultan urged the West to launch a military attack on Syria to oust Assad's government and occupy the country, the report added.

After the meeting the Arab League chief believed that the normalization of ties between Syria and Saudi Arabia would be difficult in short-term.

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