According to representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the American side supports the fight against terrorist groups only in words, while in practice puts forward new conditions aimed to provide a respite for Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorists.
The US position on promotion of a political track of the Syrian settlement is still inconsistent, officials of the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Russian diplomats noticed that the American side supports in words the fight against terrorist groups, acting on the territory of Syria. However, in practice, US representatives put forward new conditions aimed to provide a respite for Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists.
“A question arises. What is this? An impotence of the US or someone’s deliberate line aimed to delay the Syrian conflict? An attempt to make advances to terrorists of the Al-Nusra Front is fraught with creation of a next terrorist monster,” the officials of the department stressed.
Earlier, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that Western countries are responsible for the suffering of Syrian people because they support an opposition, which hides itself “behind the terrorists.”
Zakharova noted that currently Western representatives report about suffering of children in Syria at meetings of the UN Security Council.
“Arming the opposition and hiding it behind terrorists for 5 years, they helped them technically, materially and financially. And now they speak about suffering of Syrian children,” the diplomat resented.
Zakharova stressed that the US-led coalition is not able to separate representatives of the moderate opposition from terrorists. According to the spokesman, senior US officials assured Russia that Washington will need two weeks to separate terrorists and the moderate opposition in Syria. “This was in February and March. And now there is the end of August,” Zakharova told the Vesti FM radio station on Tuesday.
Will remind, at the last meeting of the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations (UN), Bashar Jaafari, said that the US-led coalition has damaged Syria’s oil and gas industry in the amount of $2 billion. In addition, he also noted that the coalition repeatedly struck at innocent civilians in Syria and infrastructure.