This came during a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Saturday and was quoted by Sky News, where he called for the immediate withdrawal of foreign forces "non-authorized" out, stressing that Damascus would take action in the event of the presence of those forces.
Al-Moualem noted that the United States and Turkey "maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria and that any foreign forces operating in Syrian territory without authorization are occupying forces and should be held accountable immediately." Speaking of Idlib, he said, "Turkey cannot declare that it is with the unity of Syria and is the first to undermine that. The Turkish regime continues to protect the terrorists of al-Nusra in Idlib."
"Idlib is the largest hotbed of foreign terrorists in the world," he said. Damascus has been patient in implementing political initiatives on Idlib, hoping to find solutions to Jabhat al-Nusra and terrorist organizations.