Washington wants ISIS terrorists to capture the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, President Bashar Assad said in an interview to the Russian state-run news agency Sputnik.
“They [the United States] are against ISIS, but at the same time, they are supporting ISIS and they allow them to cross the border from Iraq into Syria,” he said, adding that “It means they helped ISIS to come to Deir Ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] and to undermine the Syrian Army who are defending Deir ez-Zor. They wanted Deir ez-Zor to fall into the hands of ISIS.”
Hint: Deir Ezzor is a strategic city located in eastern Syria and surrounded with a notable number of gas and oil fields. The US-led coalition and its “partners” on the ground in Syria could use the “war on ISIS” as a pretext to capturing this strategic town. However, now Deir Ezzor and its air base are mostly controlled by the Syrian Republican Guard that repells ISIS attempts to capture the city.
In the same intervview, Assad added that Western powers use the Geneva talks as a “political umbrella” for terrorist groups.
“First of all, our estimation of Geneva is that it hasn’t started yet; till this moment, nothing, it’s a still-born, it’s dead,” he said.
Comparing the joint Iranian and Russian efforts with the actions of the US-led block, Assad said:
“If you look at the other party, the Western bloc with their allies in the region and their proxies, of course, they are in the other side. They are using these events only as a political umbrella for the terrorists, not for the political solution,” Assad said.