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Britain stance on Syria proves ‘brazen political hypocrisy’
Damascus says Britain’s stance on the Syrian crisis shows the “political hypocrisy” behind the European country’s anti-terror claims.
On Sunday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent two letters to the United Nations to condemn the recent remarks made by British officials against Syria’s legitimate government.
The fact that Britain denies Syria’s right to battle terrorist elements best reveals the country’s “political hypocrisy and the falseness of its claims about promoting democracy, fighting terrorism and protecting human rights,” the ministry said.
Damascus also dismissed as “outrageous” and “brazen” London’s meddlesome stance on foreign-backed militancy in Syria, saying Britain has sent several of its nationals to Syria to fight in the ranks of the terrorists, including Jihadi John, the notorious executioner of Daesh Takfiri group.
Britain’s staunch support for terrorist groups active in Syria is just another manifestation of London’s “colonialist experience,” the ministry added.
The response came a day after British Finance Minister George Osborne (seen below) described as “evil” the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, blaming the current refugee crisis in Europe on Damascus.
So far in 2015, some 300,000 people have left the war-ridden countries of the Middle East and Africa for Europe. The UN says that 2,600 have died in the attempt, the majority during dangerous voyages across the Mediterranean in rickety boats.
Recent reports also said that British Prime Minister David Cameron is considering to join the US-led coalition allegedly targeting Daesh’s positions in Syria.
This is while some Western countries and their regional allies, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have backed Takfiri terrorist groups operating in Syria.
Syria has been facing a foreign-backed militancy – including by Daesh terrorists – since 2011.
The Daesh militants, who currently control areas across Syria as well as northern and western Iraq, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi and Syrian communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians