Skip to comments.Syria Names Park After North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Grandfather
Posted on 06/09/2018 11:49:31 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Syrias embattled government inaugurated a park in Damascus to honour North Koreas founding father Kim Il-Sung.
The 9,000-square-metre park (about 2.2 acres) lies in the southwestern Damascus district of Kafr Sousa, atop the ruins of recently bulldozed homes.
The opening ceremony, which came as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group militants battled rebels in a district in southern Damascus, was attended by deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Moqdad.
He called Kim, described by rights organisations as a brutal dictator, a historic ruler and leader, famous for his struggle to liberate and build his country .
For this reason, he deserves to be honoured in Syria, Moqdad said.
In response to a question about the international communitys criticism of the North Korean founder, Moqdad told AFP that whoever criticises (Kim) is absurd and stupid.
Moqdad also praised North Korea for standing with Syria against terrorism.
The street adjacent to the park is also named for Kim and stretches for one kilometre (less than a mile).
North Koreas ambassador to Syria Jang Myong said the park was an expression of the respect and love that Syria, as a party, a government, and a people have for the great leader Kim Il-Sung.
Syrias conflict is the result of the conspiracies and plans of the United States... to bring down the legitimate and independent regime, and to exert a monopoly over the Middle East, he said.
Kim Il-Sung led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death on July 8, 1994.
North Korea, which has pushed ahead with its nuclear and missile programmes, is under multi-layered U.N. sanctions and diplomatic isolation.
It has maintained military ties with Syrias autocratic regime for several years, helping it build a nuclear facility that was destroyed by an Israeli raid in 2007.
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“The 9,000-square-metre park (about 2.2 acres) lies in the southwestern Damascus district of Kafr Sousa...” obviously named after the kaffir composer John Philip Sousa.
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