TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s chief opposition negotiator said he was surprised by countries rebuilding ties with the Syrian government and urged them to reverse their decision.

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“We do not have the power to stop this reconciliation,” Nasr Hariri told reporters in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he is based, Reuters reported. 

“We still hope there is a possibility for (these countries) to revisit their decisions and realize that the real and solid relation should be with their brothers of the Syrian people” and not with the Damascus government, he said.

Kuwait said last week it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in “coming days”, although the move would need a green light from the Arab League.

Arab states, including some that once backed militants against President Bashar Assad, are seeking to reconcile with him after decisive gains by his forces in the war and defeat of terrorism in the Arab country.

The United Arab Emirates re-opened its embassy in Damascus last month and Bahrain said its embassy there, and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama, had been operating “without interruption”.