Damascus, SANA – An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Sunday that Syria strongly condemns the European Union’s insistence on continuing its policy 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 and providing all sorts of support to armed terrorist organizations – whether by arming them or by purchasing stolen Syrian petroleum from terrorists, something which was legalized by the EU in April 2013 – is the main cause of the ongoing attrition of the Syrian people and the spread of terrorism in the region.
The source noted that Syria announced in a clear and unequivocal manner its readiness to cooperate with all serious regional and international efforts to combat terrorism within the framework of Security Council resolution no. 2170 and respect for national sovereignty, and that 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 that are fitting for the European people and don’t contradict the values it claims to uphold, and that it should refrain from following the courses set by some of its countries which make it subservient to others and cause it to pay the price of those others’ erroneous policies.