Syrian Arab Republic H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem Deputy Prime Minister UN General Assembly
12, 30, 2019
“The Americans are using ISIS as a scarecrow,” Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with RT Arabic. “At the same time they are feeding ISIS, encouraging them, protecting ISIS leaders and helping them move from one area to another.”
The US policy is aimed at investing into terrorism.
The Syrian government has long accused the US of fueling groups of foreign Islamist fighters, even those bragging of committing atrocities in Syria, as long as they were willing to fight against the forces loyal to Damascus and Assad. Washington claimed its illegal deployment of troops in Syria was aimed at destroying IS, but even after the group was defeated by Syrian and Russian military the American boots remain on the ground.
The latest public justification coming from the US is that oil in northeastern Syria needs to be “secured” from the defeated jihadists. In practice, the US denies the internationally recognized government of Syria of using their own country’s national resources.
Muallem also said the US continues its attempts to topple the government he serves. The US is using with various measures, including targeting Damascus with economic sanctions. A new round of those is expected after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this month.
Part of the NDAA orders punishment of companies who would help the Syrian government in rebuilding infrastructure and the energy sector – which presumably should not be allowed to happen while President Bashar Assad remains in power.
[While touting “freedom” and self determination, western governments and bankers don’t want it for other nations. Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Libya (for instance) all need to be subservient to western elites – for the economic benefits of western elites and their corporations (so we are supposed to believe)].
“All nations that were victimized by this system need to join forces and resist those sanctions,” the Syrian official said.