Basically...this makes no sense. I could see lying *to his parents* and *saying* you broke up but planning to be together. Instead, he's telling his parents you're going to be together, but broke up with you. Honey, I think the one being lied to is you.
He graduated from college at 25 and having no job lined up. That's a leisurely seven years earning a four year degree and that = lazy. Mommy and Daddy are evidently comfortable with supporting him, maybe indefinitely. I suspect meeting you sealed their idea that you weren't "the one" for their precious baby boy.
I worked with a man from the Middle East. His son was dating a woman the parents didn't like. They manipulated the situation to break them up, and he eventually married someone they did like.
I would move on. He's not ambitious. He's not honest. If he hasn't told his parents the two of you broke up, he's not honest with them. If he has told them, he's not being honest with you.
I don't know why you can't travel to see him. Are you sitting at home with your Mommy and Daddy, waiting for Mr. Right? Do you work, or have Mommy and daddy told you nice girls have men to support them? If they have, time to tell them they need to set you up with someone new.