“We think that the supply of ground-to-air missiles will change the balance of power in Syria. They will allow moderate opposition to shoot down helicopters and regime planes that are bombarded with chemical weapons and bomb them. The ground-to-air missiles will change the balance of power in the way it did several years ago in Afghanistan, ”the minister told Spiegel magazine.
“But we must be very careful in this matter, because weapon should not fall into the wrong hands, ”he added.
Recall, Saudi Arabia is a member of the Western "anti-Igil coalition", led by the United States.