Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on European states to stop their support for terrorists and recognize the Syrian nation’s right to decide its own fate, PressTV reported.
Assad made the remarks in a meeting with a joint delegation, comprising Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and members of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, in Damascus on Thursday, official SANA news agency reported.
If the European countries want to help Syrian people, they must first stop supporting terrorists and lift the unjust blockade, which affects the basics of Syrians’ life, he said.
The Syrian head of state also urged European officials to recognize that the solution to the crisis in the country is only in the hands of the Syrian people, the report continued.
President Assad further called on Western officials to admit that the terrorist attacks taking place in their countries are a result of their wrong policies.