Lavrov: US is creating separate state within Syria

14.02.2018, Moscow.

The US is trying to build a sort of quasi state in Syria, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, TASS reported on February 13.

According to Lavrov, Washington is making very dangerous steps towards establishing an autonomous territory on the east bank of the Euphrates.

 “The Americans, in my opinion, do not pursue the path of diligently building mutual agreement; instead they try to act through dangerous unilateral steps. These steps increasingly look like part of a course aimed at establishing a sort of quasi state on a large part of Syrian territory, on the east bank of the Euphrates up to the Iraqi border,” Lavrov emphasized.

According to the Minister, the US is not planning to leave the Syrian territory; but rather, they intend to consolidate there.

Washington says it will not leave Syria “until a sustainable political process begins, which must result in a transition of power acceptable for all the sides, i.e. in a change of the regime… however, in general, we suspect that the US is going to stay there for a long time, maybe even forever,” the Minister concluded.

In recent years, Washington has been pursuing an aggressive policy of interference in Syria’s and other states’ internal affairs, preparing the overthrow of the current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In 2014, the US launched a military intervention in Syria under the premise of fighting international terrorism. Military operations by the US-led international coalition were not authorized by the Syrian government, which has repeatedly urged to “immediately dissolve the illegitimate international coalition formed without the Syrian government’s sanction and outside of the UN framework.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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