The Minister of Information, Omran al-Zoubi, said on Monfday that the tragic events taking place in Iraq threaten the entire Middle East and undermine security in Europe and beyond.
“What is happening in Iraq is dangerous and threatens the security of the entire region. It threatens the security of the Gulf, of Iran, Turkey and the entire Middle East. It also touches directly the security of Europe and international security,” Zoubi said in an interview with the Associated Press.
“Confronting the armed terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq is a national duty. The Iraqi army is confronting those in Iraq and Syria is confronting those in Syria,” he added.
Minister Zoubi stressed that no one can change the national borders of the Syrian state, as it is the duty and the right of the Syrian government to confront any attempt to infringe on its national sovereignty.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer