Deputy FM speaks to Syria Times:

On the sideline of the November 11 International Conference on the Return of Syrian Refugees, Syria Times asked Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Faisal al-Meqdad on the American and European negative attitude toward the conference and their rejection of even  discussing the issue of Syrian refugees before the political solution of the Syrian crisis. Dr. Faisal al-Meqdad said:

“Let the West say what it wants to say. The Conference is held with big participation of the friendly states and this proves that the western states have inhuman and immoral stances. They say something and do something else. The Syrian leadership and I believe that this ongoing war on Syria is related to the Syrian attitudes from the regional and world issues and Syria’s ties with friendly states.

They built the camps for refugees in the neighboring states before   any Syrian citizen left. They expected that the Syrian government would fall in two weeks and so they could  return the refugees to Syria after this period.

We weren't surprised with the United States of America which failed to achieve its goals in Syria the European Union’s states which implement the American policies.

The West wants to use the Syrian refugees issue as a bargaining chip against the Syrian government but the Syrian refugees will keep supporting the Syrian government and vote for President Bashar al-Assad.”  

Reported by : Obaida. Hamad