As the terrorists’ defense collapses in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta, Washington has increased its diplomatic acivity blaiming and shaming the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance for combating terrorist groups [Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), Ahrar al-Sham and others] in the area.
White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on March 4 that Moscow had ingored the terms of the UN resolution on a ceasefire in Syria causing deaths among civilians in Eastern Ghouta. However, Sanders forgot to mention that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other militant groups linked to it and cooperating with it closely are exlcuded from the terms of the ceasefire.
Leonid Slutsky, a chairman of the Russian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said that Sanders’ statement “is another unproven lie not backed by any facts.”
“The US takes advantage of the principle of Joseph Goebbels, a German Nazi politician and propaganda minister of the Third Reich, who said that if a lie is big enough, people will eventually come to believe it,” the politician said, according to the Russian state-run media outlet TASS. “The true US goal in this situation is shaking off its own responsibility for the deaths among the civilian population killed by terrorists of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia), and the US played a role in its creation.”
As the situation in Syria remains tense both sides, the US-led block and the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance, continue accusing each others in causing a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. Nonetheless, the main cause of the tensions is that the US has lost almost all its influence in the country besides the areas controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria.