14:24 GMT31 October 2020
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    The European Union is responsible for the ongoing civil war in Syria, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who heads the country's National Front party, said Wednesday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Speaking at the European Parliament plenary session, Le Pen said:

    "You do everything to overthrow the Syrian government, dipping the country into a terrible civil war, while accusing Russia which actually fights Daesh. Your responsibility could not be concealed."

    She also mentioned that conservative policies advocated by both the United States and the European Union contributed to plunging Iraq into chaos.

    Le Pen blamed the "irresponsible" immigration policy of the bloc for a growing number of economic migrants.

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