Syria’s ambassador in Moscow Riyad Haddad said the entire world has to join the Syrian people and armed forces in the fight against terrorism, describing the Syrian army as the “safety valve” against extremism.
Haddad, who was addressing the extensive meeting of the Committee for Protecting Christian Values at the Russian State Duma, urged international organizations to do their job in preserving international peace and security and to take a firm line against countries supporting terrorism in Syria.
He cited the necessity of closing the Syrian-Turkish borders to prevent the infiltration of weapons and terrorists to Syria.
Haddad said what is happening in Syria is not an anti-Christianity campaign but a foreign-backed terrorist war using the elements of extremism against the Syrian people in all their components, blaming the Turkish regime for supporting the groups responsible for the abduction of two prominent Christian figures in Aleppo.
The ambassador highlighted the role of the Syrian army and armed forces in the fight against terrorism, hailing the progress the army is making, backed by the Russian allies, on multiple fronts.