“The EU has adopted destructive policies against Syria, based on supporting the terrorist groups which shed the Syrians’ blood and increase their suffering through taking illegitimate sanctions that negatively impact their livelihood, ” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The foreign ministers of the European Union held a meeting in Luxemburg on October 21, mainly focusing on the issue of the crisis in Syria. The ministers accused the Syrian government of “unprecedented use of force” and violations of human rights.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations and slammed the EU for turning a blind eye to the terrorist activities committed by the foreign - backed Takfiri militants in the country.
“The content of the EU foreign ministers’ statement includes shy reference to the increasing number of foreign extremist sides in the fighting in Syria, which requires the EU states to take clear stances in condemning terrorism and adopt suitable measures to halt the flow of the terrorists, particularly from the citizens of the EU countries, into Syria. ”
On the same day as the Luxemburg meeting, Germany’sDer Spiegelnewspaper reported that some 200 German militants had gathered in northern Syria at what has been dubbed the German Camp to operate against the Syrian government.
Over two years of turmoil in Syria has taken its toll on the lives of more than 100,000 people, according to the United Nations statistics. Millions of people have also been displaced due to the crisis.