Hungary Says Facing 'Frontal Assault' from US Financier Soros.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A top politician in Hungary's ruling party said the country is facing a frontal assault from US financier George Soros who is attacking the country via his non-government organizations and European Union bureaucrats.
Fidesz Vice Chairman Gergely Gulyas said Soros' claims that the Hungarian government lied in its campaign against him were "not substantial", adding the billionaire and the European Union pushed the same pro-migrant agenda, Today Online reported.
He rejected charges by Soros that the government's campaign stoked anti-Muslim sentiment and employed anti-Semitic tropes.
"What Soros writes about immigration, in general, is a pro-immigration stance that is open about its disdain for the nation state," Reuters quoted Gulyas as saying in a news conference. "Decisions made in Brussels echo that in the field of immigration policy."
"Days before a recent immigration decision in the European Parliament, Soros was meeting with the rapporteur on the subject as well as five different EU commissioners. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but this holds some clues."
On Monday, George Soros released a statement in response to seven allegations the Hungarian government made against him in their National Consultation survey on the "Soros plan." The statement attempted to offer a rebuttal to those claims, for example that Soros wants to resettle 1 million refugees throughout Europe each year. The statement countered that in 2016, Soros acknowledged that circumstances had changed and that instead, the EU should make a "commitment to admit even a mere 300,000 refugees annually."
The statement also dismissed claims that Soros wants to undermine European culture, launch attacks on countries which oppose immigration and called for migrants to receive reduced sentences for their crimes, as lies.
The conservative Hungarian government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has made no secret of its disdain for George Soros and his political activities, accusing him of undermining European borders and values by helping facilitate the flow of refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa. In May, Soros accused Hungary of being a "mafia state,"words that Orban considered a "declaration of war."
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|Date:||Nov 21, 2017|
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