A spokesman for the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the European Union Foreign Ministers' adoption of a number of conclusions on Syria at their final meeting in Luxemburg on 21 October showed the EU was continuing its incorrect and ignorant approach towards Syria and hostility to the Syrian people.
"The EU has adopted destructive polices against Syria, based on support for terrorist groups which shed Syrians’ blood and increases their suffering through illegitimate sanctions," the spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.
"The content of the EU foreign ministers' statement includes reference to the increasing number of foreign extremist sides in the fighting in Syria which should require the EU states to take clear stances in condemning terrorism and adopt suitable measures to halt the flow of the terrorists, particularly from the citizens of the EU countries, into Syria," the spokesman said.
The statement referred to the hypocrisy of the EU Ministers when they talked about the decision of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the U.N. Security Council resolution 2118, turning a blind eye to the complete cooperation Syria has shown with the international experts, which the U.N. Secretary General and the director of OPCW have acknowledged.
"Those states have forgotten that Israel didn't join yet any treaty that aims to ban the proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction, saying nothing about foiling the international efforts to hold an international conference to declare the Middle East a region free of WMD," the spokesman added.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer