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US Threatens Syria’s Territorial Integrity: Russian FM

  • US Threatens Syria’s Territorial Integrity: Russian FM
    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States’ control over the eastern bank of the Euphrates River poses the biggest threat to Syria’s territorial integrity.

    The United States and its allies have been involved in airstrikes on Syria since 2014, claiming they seek to root out the Daesh Takfiri terrorists. The strikes have had no approval from the Syrian government or a mandate from the United Nations. The US and its allies have defied the Damascus government’s call to leave Syrian soil despite the collapse of the Takfiri terror group late last year.

    Russia and Iran have been both assisting Syria in its counter-terrorism offensive and mediating, together with Turkey, a diplomatic process to help restore calm to the Arab country.

    Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow and Ankara had agreed on the borders of a demilitarized buffer zone to separate Syrian government forces from Takfiri militant groups in the northwestern province of Idlib and that terrorists of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, should leave the zone by mid-October.

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September 22, 2018 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , ,

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