Mikdad: Whoever Wants to Combat ISIS Must Stand by Syria

Minister says the U.S. and the West are not really interested in defending human rights or in countering terrorism

When the war against Syria started in 2011, some inside and outside the country lost the compass, believing that what is taking place is an 'Arab Spring' that would bring democracy and freedom to the Arab citizens, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad said.


"Some leaders and countries in the region and outside the region were driven by this novel idea which proved to be just an illusion," he said, in an article published by Lebanese al-Binaa Newspaper on Saturday.


Mikdad asked why the so-called 'Arab Spring' has not reached the countries which are in dire need for democracy and for the realization of human rights such as Saudi Arabia, inquiring about the essence of this 'Spring', which has been plotted by Israel and the U.S.


Syria’s enemies have pumped money into sending mercenaries to kill the Syrian people, and when they failed, they encouraged killers and criminals from all around the world to come to Syria through the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey, he added. 


Yet, Mikdad said, they again failed to achieve their goals. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is aspiring to become the new Ottoman Caliph, failed despite the financial support and promises provided to him and to the terrorist organizations by the West, Mikdad said.


Mikdad added that the beheading of hundreds and maybe thousands of the Syrians at the hands of the terrorist organizations should draw the attention of the U.S. and the West if they are really interested in defending human rights and in countering terrorism, but, he said, in fact they are not interested in this issue at all.


He pointed out that those who commit crimes or encourage others to perpetrate atrocities in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and in Libya or who support terrorists to commit crimes against the people and army in Egypt should be ashamed of what they are doing.


Mikdad said Syria has informed all the bodies concerned that countering terrorism in and outside the country is its “top priority” while its second priority is achieving local reconciliations to stop terrorism and bloodshed, confirming that the Syrian government have exerted all possible efforts to find a framework for the political solution to the crisis.


Mikdad reiterated that logic, and the U.N. Security Council’s resolutions against the ISIS terrorist organization, affirm that the mission of humanity nowadays is to combat the danger of ISIS which is one of the most dangerous challenges now facing the world.


He concluded by saying that Syria is on the top of the list of countries which are facing the ISIS terrorist organization, therefore, whoever wants to counter ISIS must stand by Syria in its war against it.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer




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