The Algerian foreign minister has announced his country’s support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the face of what he said was “terrorism”. Ramtane Lamamra praised Assad’s “victory in “restoring his sovereignty and the city Aleppo.”
Lamamra made his comments when answering a question about a report issued by a Belgian study centre which warned Europe of a possible social explosion in Algeria due to the political and economic crisis, and compared the situation in the country with Aleppo. “The people who issued the report have bet on the victory of terrorism in Aleppo and other places,” he suggested. “Before terrorism was defeated in Aleppo, they believed that they can drop their ideas on Algeria.”
This is the first time that Algeria has announced its clear support for Assad since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.