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Nasser Judeh: A political solution for Syria

The Jordanian foreign minister discusses his views on the Syrian conflict, and what has been done to tackle the crisis.

Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 14:50
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According to the latest figures from the United Nations, every day in Syria, an average of 166 people are killed. Meanwhile, the international community has held another meeting.

The host of this meeting ... emphasised the parallel tracks that the opposition needs to be empowered and supported, but at the same time the overall objective … [is to] ensure that the political solution that we've all been seeking ... for the last two and a half year, is actually taking effect.

Nasser Judeh, Jordanian foreign minister

Foreign ministers of the 'Friends of Syria' group got together in Doha, the Qatari capital, on June 22, to ponder a response that they believe can pave the way for a political settlement - not a military one - in the war between President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Syrian fighters.

But what exactly will happen next?

The group has promised more arms will be sent to Syria, but what types of arms? Who will send them? And who will receive them?

Details have not been shared, but rather swept under the rug of diplomacy. But what is clear is that the stability of the entire region is now increasingly tenuous.

Nasser Judeh, the foreign minister of Jordan, was one of the participants at the meeting in Doha. His country is finding it difficult to cope after hundreds of thousands of refugees have crossed the border from Syria.

Patience is running short; reports circulating at the UN says that many Palestinian refugees are turned away from Jordan, which already has a sizable Palestinian population.

And there are rumours that say Jordan has training camps for fighters going into Syria. And after joint exercises with the Jordanians, the US is leaving behind military hardware.

So, is Jordan being readied for battle?

On this episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh discusses his view on the Syrian conflict, and the solutions he thinks should be implemented. 

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