US Supports Al-Nusra, ISIS in Syria: Foreign Minister
Islam Times - The US is helping Al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria,the war-torn country's Foreign Minister said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday.
Speaking to journalists Walid Muallem said the US sis supporting al-Qaeda linked terrorists to undermine de-escalation zones agreement secured within the Astana reconciliation process.
"They [Americans] are dissatisfied with the successful outcome of Astana peace process, that’s why they use their [assets], including Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] to impede the agreements that had been negotiated,” Muallem said, as cited by TASS.
Astana peace talks, brokered by Iran, Russia, Turkey, separates terrorists such as ISIS and Al-Nusra Front, from so-called moderate rebels in the areas designated in the agreement.
At the sixth round of the international talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, the parties agreed on the boundaries of a final de-escalation zone in Idlib province.
The first round of the Astana talks, organized by guarantor states took place on January 23-24 and brought together representatives from the Damascus government and opposition groups.
The Syrian people “are getting more and more confident that they are writing the last chapter of the crisis,” the Syrian Foreign Minister pointed out.
More than 87 percent of Syria’s territory has been freed from terrorists’ control, according to the latest data from the Russian Defense Ministry released Friday.
Denouncing the US role in Syria, Muallem alleged that Washington intentionally aims to curb the offensive by the Syrian troops in Deir ez-Zor.
"The Americans have not changed their approach so far. In Deir ez-Zor they attempt to impede our army’s advances against ISIS,” he said.
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