Minister of Defense, Gen. Dawood Rajiha, said on Saturday that the events taking place in Syria are not new; rather they are an expansion of challenges throughout the past few years including calls for foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs with the aim of destroying the homeland and making it give up its principles.
Gen. Rajiha was speaking at the graduation ceremony of a new batch of students from the Military Academy, representing President Bashar al-Assad, General Commander of the Army and the Armed Forces.
“The war being launched against Syria has been manifested in different forms, particularly through the media fabrication of facts with the aim of misleading the public opinion and the exploitation of the UN and all the international forums to open the door to foreign interference under the pretext of human rights and defending freedom and democracy,” added Gen. Rajiha, Deputy General Commander of the Army and the Armed Forces.
The Minister pointed out that the conspirators depended on operational tools on the ground, which are represented by armed terrorist groups integrated by criminals who have been targeting military cadres and scientific and intellectual figures, in addition to spreading chaos and sabotage.
He underlined that the current events will not prevent the political leadership from going forward in the reform and development process through a wide package of laws and decrees which would enable Syria to become at the forefront of democracy in the region.
“Going ahead with the reform package, we will firmly confront all those who want to tamper with the security, stability and unity of the homeland,” the Minister added.