Syria Hits Back at European Council Statement

Comments disqualify the EU of playing any positive role in finding a solution to the current crisis in Syria, says FM source

Syria has condemned statements by the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council Monday, saying comments have exposed the EU’s commitment to US foreign policy, stressing that the Syrian people and the armed forces support national choices, independent decisions and brave and legitimate leadership.

An official Foreign Ministry source told SANA that the Syrian people and armed forces reject any aggression from any side against their right of determination for the future of the country, as well as any blatant interference by European states in Syria’s internal affairs.

Syria condemned the comments in the statement, which disqualify the Union of playing any positive role in finding a solution to the current crisis in Syria.

According to the source, recent developments in Syria prove that Washington constitutes the main backer of regional terrorism – though its establishment or the provision of support – for the purposes of consolidating US hegemony in the region.

The source clarified that US-European policy aims to undermine Russia’s air operations, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Army, which have shown efficiency in confronting the Islamic State, the Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations linked to Al-Qaeda.

Moscow’s operations have also proved Russia and Syria’s effectiveness in countering terrorism in accordance with international law while respecting Syria’s national sovereignty, adding the common effort will help bring the right circumstances to launch a dialogue for solving the crisis in Syria, the source said.


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