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Al-Moallem: The EU Measures Harm the Syrianand European Interests Alike.

DAMASCUS, (SANA)-Foreign Minister, Minister of Expatriates Walid al-Moallem said the Europeans have added a black page to their old colonial record in the region by taking measures against Syria which harm the interests of the Syrian people.

In an interview with the Syrian TV on Monday, al-Moallem said the European measures aim at inciting those who have illusions that the West is helping them to press ahead with violence.

Al-Moallem added that Israel is the primary beneficiary from what is currently going on, adding that the EU measures harm the Syrian and European interests alike.

He stressed that Syria won't remain silent over these measures.

''Europe needs us just as much as we need it,'' al-Moallem said, adding ''Like the US, Europe is not the whole world.''

Al-Moallem continued ''We have major question marks about the European hegemony over the UN Security Council,'' affirming that the Europeans won't have a future role in our region.

Al-Moallem said the measures are intended to impose Europe's will on the Syrian decision, affirming that ''pressure has no effect on Syria which is impervious to pressure.

Syria can never be but an independent country with an independent decision.''

''Our people must be aware that Syria is the dearest of all.

We bet on this awareness and the resort to national unity,'' he said.

Al-Moallem said the European measures have nothing to do with what the Syrian leadership started and intends to do in terms of reforms, pointing out that the West has depended on one-sided information and that the facts are otherwise.

''Some ambassadors instigate the Syrians who visit them to continue protests,'' al-Moallem declared.

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