Zoabi: Countries Backing Terrorism Become Partners in “Counterterrorism”!


Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi described as illogical the participation of terrorism-supporting countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey in conferences for combating terrorism.

In an interview with al-Manar on Monday , al-Zoabi said that these countries have been the most prominent backers of terrorism, and it is illogical that a terrorist becomes a counterterrorism-fighter, just as it’s illogical for a thief or a criminal to want to combat corruption and crime.Zohbi

Al-Zoabi added that the current discourse about counterterrorism tackles the international resolution no. 2170 selectively, and it comically proposes the existence of “moderate opposition” in Syria.

“At the same time it excludes Iran, which is one of the most important stability factors in the region, as well as the strong states of Russia and China from participating.”

The Minister clarified that the objective of undermining the Syrian state is still proposed by some sides despite the fact that it’s too late for clinging on to such a goal thanks to the steadfastness of the Syrian national, popular, military, security, and political structure.

He pointed out that Syria has been implementing the resolution no. 2170 on the ground even before it was issued, as it confronts terrorism, paying high prices for that, and Iraq is doing so as well.

al-Zoabi said meanwhile, that the US doesn’t has good intentions towards peoples of the region as it declared it will fight the terrorism of ISIL, noting that Washington is doing so because the terrorist organization backed by Arab and regional countries has overstepped the limits drawn for it, threatening Washington’s interests.

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