A source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Sunday that Syria strongly condemns the European Union’s continued policies of misinformation and hypocrisy regarding Syria and the growing threat of takfiri terrorism to regional stability and international peace and security.
In a statement to SANA, the source said that the EU’s persistence in pursuing this course, while providing various support to armed terrorist organizations – whether through sending arms or purchasing stolen Syrian petroleum from terrorists, which was legalized by the EU in April 2013 – is the main cause of the ongoing "war of attrition" in Syria and the spread of terrorism in the region.
The source noted that Syria stated clearly and unequivocally that it is ready to cooperate with all serious regional and international efforts to combat terrorism within the framework of Security Council resolution no. 2170 and with respect for national sovereignty. The source said what is required from others – including the EU – is to prove that they are serious about dealing with the scourge of terrorism in a comprehensive manner, because no one will be safe from terrorism.
The source concluded by saying that the EU must now embrace policies befitting the European people and that do not contradict the values it claims to uphold. The EU should refrain from following the courses set by some countries which make it subservient to others and cause it to pay the price of those others’ erroneous policies.
Translated and edited by trhe Syrian Observer