Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Faisal Mikdad has warned that the fire of terrorism ignited by the West in Syria and Iraq, and the region in general, will sooner or later burn those who inflamed it.
“Since the first day of aggression waged against Syria, President Bashar Assad said what is happening is a terrorist war against Syria,” Mikdad said in an article published Saturday by the Lebanese al-Binaa newspaper.
Mikdad also cited President Assad’s warning that if this war didn’t stop immediately, it would spread through other areas in the region and beyond until its flames would affect the entire world.
“Now that what President Assad said has proved to be true…still the masters of terrorism in the U.S., France, Britain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia continue to mislead their peoples and the world public opinion trying to exonerate their collusion with the terrorists,” he said.
Mikdad questioned whether "any rational person could believe that the participation of thousands of foreign terrorists from over 80 countries in the war in Syria, and now in Iraq, has been behind the back of western officials and their intelligence agencies".
“All those inside and outside the region now know that what is happening in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon – and particularly in Iraq recently – is not a sectarian war, but a war between terrorism and those who are countering it,” he said.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer