The Syrian Ministry of Forign Affairs has slammed France and Britain for sticking to policies that would implicate the European Union (EU) in continuing aggression against Syria.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the ministry condemned the EU’s compliance with the stance of London and Paris, which prompted the former to announce yesterday its intention to continue imposing new sanctions against the Syrian people.
“This short-sighted approach of the EU, having acceded to the position of these two states, renders it responsible for prolonging the crisis in Syria and the spread of terrorism,” the statement said.
It condemned targeting the Syrian people in their livelihood through unilateral sanctions imposed by the EU, saying those sanctions “blatantly contradict the UN Charter and international humanitarian law.”
“The EU has no right to lecture about principles and values, with some of its state members having made the EU policy contingent on attracting Gulf investments, particularly those of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, whose governance system is at variance with the fundamentals of human rights,” the ministry said in its statement.
It called upon EU states that have occasionally shown resentment for this European approach to put an end to the policies of some of their fellow members, particularly France and Britain, “which are leading the whole EU towards attitudes that are not in its interest, nor do they serve its stability”.
The EU is being exploited through the special agendas of those states manifesting their “odious colonialist history”, the statement said.