30.08.2019, New York.
The acting US Ambassador to UN Jonathan Cohen made a strong statement before journalists at the UN Security Council session on August 29 regarding the offensive of the Russian and the Syrian army in Idlib.
According to the US diplomat, Washington believes that the actions of the “pro-Assad” forces are not a counter-terrorist operation, but a crackdown on the opposition.
The Ambassador said that he US knows what counter-terrorist operations look like and that the current actions in Syria are made “to continue a violent military campaign against those who refuse to accept the Assad regime as it is.”
Ceasefire regime resumed in the province of Idlib after the talks in Nur-Sultan on August 2. Three days later the government army resumed military operations because of violations by the terrorists sheltered in the province, who attacked the positions of the Syrian Arab Army in northern Hama and endangered the civilians of the region.
The situation is exacerbated by the presence of the Turkish army in the region, who pursue their own goals, and whose presence Damascus has repeatedly called unlawful.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency