Jobbik rejects US senator’s critical remarks
Budapest, December 5 (MTI) – Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party “firmly rejects” remarks by US Senator John McCain, interpreted as “attempted pressure” and calls on the United States not to interfere with Hungary’s domestic affairs, Jobbik’s deputy group leader told MTI today.
Marton Gyongyosi insisted that McCain’s recent criticism had been motivated by US national security interests rather than by his concerns over democracy in Hungary. In the eyes of the US Hungary is part of the American sphere of interests rather than a sovereign country, which needs to be kept dependent, Gyongyosi argued.
The deputy also repeated his party’s position that Hungary must stay neutral in the tension between the US and Russia.
On Tuesday, the Republican senator said that Hungary was “a very important country where bad things are going on”. He also insisted that Hungary is “a nation that is on the verge of ceding its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin.”
Photo: MTI – Attila Kovacs