Al-Moallem: Terrorism has spread to the states that have been supporting it for five years

New Delhi, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said that his visit to India has been productive and successful and that during it the decades-long relations between the two countries were discussed, adding that during meetings in India he perceived readiness to meet the needs of the Syrian people.

In a press conference held on Wednesday in New Delhi, al-Moallem said that he discussed with the Indian side the crisis in Syria and its repercussions on other states, with the two sides agreeing that terrorism knows neither country nor religion, and that it has spread to the states that have been supporting it for five years, adding “we’re beginning to see terrorism backfiring on the states that supported it like France and the United States, and yesterday Turkey, and before that Saudi Arabia.”

He asserted that the military cooperation between Syria and Russia to fight terrorism has achieved remarkable results, adding that the battle against terrorism is also Russia’s battle because there are thousands of Chechens fighting alongside ISIS in Syria.

Al-Moallem said that Recep Tayyip Erdogan considers himself to be the godfather of the Muslim Brotherhood and that he has dreams of restoring the Ottoman Empire in the region, which is why he supported terrorists to flock to Syria from 100 states, opening his borders to them and receiving money from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other states to fund them.

He added that Erdogan did not calculate the results of that policy and the fact that terrorists will turn against their supporters, and that Erdogan’s empire-building ambitions are mere illusions.

The Minister asserted that only the Syrians will decide their future destiny without foreign interferences, and that Syria will be as the Syrians want it to be.

Hazem Sabbagh

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