Hungary to resort to int'l organizations over European Parliament's resolution

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-29 20:16:20|Editor: MJ
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BUDAPEST, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The Hungarian government is going to turn to international organizations over a European Parliament (EP) resolution, which condemns Hungary while exculpating a person convicted of attacking Hungary, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said here on Monday.

"After the sealing of the green border between Hungary and Serbia, illegal immigrants launched an attack against Hungarian policemen at Roszke, lead by Ahmed H.," Szijjarto told journalists.

According to the minister, the EP resolution on May 17 took stand by Ahmed H., an aggressor threw stones, block of concretes and bottles at the policemen, rather than Hungarian government.

"All this in a time where Europe had to face a terror threat worst than ever," Szijjarto said.

The chief of the Hungarian diplomacy said his country was to turn to four international organizations, namely the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), The Committee of Experts on Terrorism(CODEXTER) of the European Council, the OSCE's anti-terrorism unit, and the NATO's counter terrorism division.

Szijjarto told reporters that his government is going to ask these institutions to examine how the EP's resolution could increase the terror threat and how it could encourage those who seek to commit terror acts in Europe.

He said he's dismayed at the fact that the EP is exculpating this terrorist, when Europeans had to suffer from terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice, London and Manchester.

Reacting to a speech from German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered last weekend, he said he agreed that "Europe had to keep its faith in its own hands," but also underlined the importance of maintaining excellent relations with the United States.