SYRIA’S ASSAD SAYS U.S. AIMS TO FRAGMENT REGIONAL COUNTRIES
Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, said Wednesday, that, the United States aims to fragment regional countries, through supporting terror groups.
Assad made the remarks, during his meeting with Faleh Fayad, Iraq’s national security adviser, during which both sides discussed political and security issues, in light of the situation in the region.
Assad said, the U.S. plans in the region, aim at undermining and weakening the countries in the region, through continuing its support to the terror groups. Such plans need to be faced by unified stances from the countries that seek to preserve their unity, Assad said.
His remarks come, just days after the United States threatened to strike Syria, following the advance of the Syrian army, in the war against the rebels, in Eastern Ghouta.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, recently threatened that the United States will strike Syrian government forces, if they don’t halt their operation in Eastern Ghouta, amid U.S. accusations that the Syrian forces are using chemical weapons in their attack, a claim that has been repeatedly denied by Syria.
“We also warn any nation that is determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and inhuman suffering, most especially the Syrian government, the United States remains prepared to act if we must,” Haley said.
The remarks raised the ire of Russia, Syria’s main ally, with Russian officials threatening retaliation.
Russia’s Army General, Valery Gerasimov, warned that, the United States was preparing to launch raids against the Syrian government.
“In the event of a threat to our military servicemen’s lives, Russia’s armed forces will take retaliatory measures, to target both the missiles and their delivery vehicles,” Gerasimov said.
Last Apr, the United States struck the Shairat military base, in the central Homs province, marking the U.S. response to the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. At the time, the Syrian government denied using chemical weapons, saying, it didn’t possess such weapons, calling the U.S. attack “an American aggression.”
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/syrias-assad-says-u-s-aims-to-fragment-regional-countries/General