Damascus, SANA- Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari met on Tuesday with Australian Professor Tim Anderson and a number of Australian researchers of Syrian origin.
Dr. al-Jaafari expressed thanks for the courageous stances of the Australian professor in exposing the dangerous conspiracy hatched against Syria that threatens the security of the region and its geographical and demographic unity.
He also congratulated him on the release of his new book, titled “The Axis of Resistance, towards an Independent Middle East,” which is complemented by his previously published book, “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance.”
Dr. al-Jaafari stressed that the terrorist war on Syria and the killing and destruction that it brought were planned in advance by the countries which have been conspiring against Syria, as they have not left anything to chance, as their actions have reflected their goals since the first day of that war, whether by stealing agricultural crops and industrial plants or by destroying the archaeological sites or their occupation of parts of the Syrian land.
Dr. al-Jaafari noted that the imposition of unilateral coercive economic measures by the conspiring countries constitutes a further impoverishment of the Syrian people as one of the means to achieve their political goals.
For his part, Professor Anderson put forward the idea of creating a platform that brings together the most prominent defenders of Syria from different nationalities, specializations and intellectual orientations, calling for discussing the possibility of holding a conference in Syria that includes these real friends and defenders.