UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Today, foreign powers have adopted new approaches to settle conflicts and disagreements at the international level, according to Bashar al-Assad.
Notably, during his meeting with the Chinese vice-minister of foreign affairs, he spoke of the “economic seat” to which his country has been subjected since the beginning of the war.
The Syrian President received Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong in Damascus on Sunday (March 10th). In this interview, Bashar al-Assad said that Syria was subject to “economic siege” because of the international sanctions imposed for eight years.
“The war against Syria is starting to take on new forms based on siege and economic warfare. International policy tools have changed today: disagreements, which had been resolved through dialogue, are now settled differently. Other means are used: the boycott, the withdrawal of ambassadors, the economic siege and the use of terrorism,” Assad said in a statement from the presidency after the meeting.
He also considered that terrorism spread over large territories and that extremist ideas contaminated the world despite the distances.
“It is the fight against terrorism that will ultimately lead to a political decision. Any discussion of political decisions in the light of the spread of terrorism is a mistake and an illusion,” said the President.
In turn, Chen Xiaodong, who met with Syria’s foreign minister on Sunday, said China supports the Syrian struggle against terrorism and is actively participating in the process of rebuilding Syria. He said Beijing is calling on Chinese companies to develop economic cooperation with Damascus.
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