President al-Assad: “European parliamentarians should work to correct their governments’ policies that caused problems” — the real Syrian Free Press
President Bashar al-Assad blamed some Western leaders for the terrorism and refugee problems facing Europe. During a meeting on Sunday with the visiting delegation of the European Parliament headed by Vice-President of the Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Javier Couso, the President discussed the situation in Syria, the terrorist war waged on it and the growing destructive impacts of the spread of terror to world regions. President al-Assad said it is normal that what is happening in Syria and the Arab region would greatly affect Europe given the geographical vicinity of the two regions and the cross-cultural communication. He held the leaders of some Western states responsible for the problems of terrorism and extremism and the refugee flows currently facing Europe for having adopted policies that are against the interests of the peoples of these states. The President slammed those Western leaders for providing the political cover and support to the terrorist organizations in Syria.