Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad stressed that the presidential elections sent a harsh blow to all those who doubted the capability of the Syrian people to face the terrorist attack waged against Syria for over three years.
In an interview to al-Mayadin TV, Mikdad said these elections are legitimate because they reflect the respect of the Syrian Arab Republic towards its constitution and legal commitments, and they are much better than the western countries\' elections which are based on propaganda and money from the Gulf states.
Mikdad added that Syrian people are the side that gives legitimacy to its leadership, noting that some western governments which are supporting terrorism have lost legitimacy and became a scandal on their peoples because they do not respect the will of the Syrian people and at the same time they brag about democracy.
He highlighted that the US is indirectly communicating with the Syrian government for the situation of some Americans who were kidnapped by the armed groups or killed in Syria.
Mikdad stressed that terrorism in Syria will stop immediately after Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, the US and France stop supporting terrorism.