Major General Deeb Zeitoon, the head of Syria’s security department, has met senior Italian officials during a clandestine visit to Italy last week, Sources disclosed.
According to the same source, the Syrian high-ranking official has flown to Italy, via Beirut airport, upon an invitation he has received earlier from Italian security officials In an interview with the Australian news channel SBS the previous day, Mr. Assad had revealed that western countries are following a policy of double standards. “This is the double standard of the West in general, “ he told Australia’s SBS news channel, “they attack us politically and they send us their officials to deal with us under the table, especially the security, including your government.” “They all do the same. They don’t want to upset the United States. Actually, most of the Western officials, they only repeat what the United States wants them to say. This is the reality”, he added.