Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad on Saturday said that Western countries have not yet learned how to deal with Syria, which adopts courageous and principled stances to defend its people’s interests through the holding of elections that embody their will and aspirations.
"The attack against Syria's leadership came in the same context of attacking any leadership that defends the principles of its people and their right in defending their land, honor and dignity and in fighting hegemony, tyranny and foreign occupation," Mikdad wrote in an article published on Saturday by the Lebanese daily al-Binaa.
"The western barbarian policies towards Syria were expected, as Syria has always defended the values of its nation, the causes of its people and its sovereignty and independent decision-making,” he added.
Mikdad decried the unilateral economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the European Union on Syria, Russia, China, Iran and other countries with the aim of undermining their development capacity and their aspirations to build a world where freedom and creative international cooperation spread.
A few days ago, he said, Europeans forged a "satanic paper" on Syria at the EU headquarters in Brussels through which they claimed to have found solutions to what is taking place in the country, while in reality, they defined ways of continuing to kill Syrians, to support terrorism and to destroy the country's infrastructure.
"Western countries are blemishing their reputations through allying with mean regimes in the Arabian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, which is still living in the Middle Ages," Mikdad added.
"With the forthcoming Christmas and New Year, we expect the West to halt the policies of killing, hypocrisy, destruction and supporting terrorism and to respect the values of other nations which were consolidated by Jesus Christ…We expect them to give up their imperial and colonial dreams and to build a world where peace, equality and mutual respect prevail," Mikdad concluded.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer