25-03-2015 | 12:11
A Belgian politician has hailed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an “ally,” saying Syria’s battle against terrorism and extremism benefits the whole region and world.
“We realize that if Syria falls, Jordan and Lebanon and the Maghreb countries near Europe will fall, as terrorism will reach them too,” said Filip Dewinter, a member of Belgium’s Flemish Parliament, on Tuesday, adding, “Syria is correct in its position and it’s on the right track.”
The remarks were made during a meeting between a Belgian parliamentary delegation, headed by Dewinter, and Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham in the Syrian capital city of Damascus.
Dewinter denounced as “dictatorial” the economic sanctions against Damascus, saying the bans have had a detrimental influence on the lives of civilians in the violence-wracked country.
“Those sanctions are dictatorial acts and hard violence against the Syrian people because they have…
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