ROME, (SANA) – The Italian-Arab Friendship center reiterated its condemnation of foreign interference in Syrian affairs, announcing solidarity with the Syrian government and army which is facing daily attacks by armed groups supported by foreign sides that make hostile statements and instigate against Syria.
Members of the Center, along with Italian peace organization and the Syrian community in Italy, participated in a gathering held in Piazza del Popolo (People's Square) which is the largest square in the capital, voicing their denunciation of the Italian government's joining some European countries in taking steps against Syrian ambassadors.
During the gathering, members of the Center said that terrorists don't want reforms in Syria and that they seek to eliminate those who differ with them in opinion. They also rejected Italy's foreign policy which doesn't represent the Italian people.
They said that the forces that bear arms and threaten the security of Syrians are rejected and that they will continue to denounce those who provide them with weapons and funds, specifically Qatar which they described as an "invasive dwarf."
For his part, Archbishop of Jerusalem in Exile Hilarion Capucci said that Syria is being targeted because it's the sole country that opposes the new Middle East plan which seeks to turn the nation into feeble, controllable sham countries.
In turn, journalist and political analyst Lamberto Consani said that defending Syria is the duty of every free human being because it's being attacked, adding that those who question why Syria should be defended should rather ask why isn't Syria being defended.