Alwaght- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says some western governments are still supporting the terrorist organizations in Syria either directly or indirectly despite the fact that these governments have started to suffer due to the backfiring of this terrorism on their people.
He made the remarks on Sunday in Damascus when he received an Italian parliamentary delegation, headed by Member of the Senate, Senator Mario Romani.
Syria's official news agency cited President al-Assad as saying that "The visits of the European delegations to Syria to get acquainted with the facts on the ground could play a significant role in enhancing the signs of the change in the western public opinion towards what is going on in Syria after they have realized the lies of the western mass media which serve the policies of the governments, but not the interests of the peoples".
He added that this could also help in working towards lifting the economic siege that increases the suffering of the Syrians and negatively affects their livelihood.
For their part, members of the Italian delegation expressed solidarity with the Syrian people in their war against foreign-backed terrorism, indicating that the terrorism striking Syria for years now has started to affect a number of European countries and poses a real threat to the security, safety and future of their citizens.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the latest developments in Syria in light of the terrorist war waged against the country. The Italian delegation obtained firsthand experience of what the situation is like during visits to a number of areas in Syria, in addition to the negative and misleading image portrayed by the western media during the years of the war, SANA reported.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, with the government of President Bashar al Assad blaming some Western states, especially the US and their regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, of backing Takfiri terrorists wreaking havoc in the country.