Official Moscow asked Washington, where the thermometer of the political sufficiency of the presence of the American contingent in Syria is. This was discussed today during a briefing by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova.
During the conversation with a press, she raised the issue of the loud statement by Pentagon chief James Mattis, who had said that the United States would not leave Syria until the political process in the country was reached.
«Where is the thermometer, where is the mechanism for measuring the political sufficiency of the presence in Syria,» Zakharova commented with irony.
The Foreign Ministry suggested that the Americans intend to stay in the SAR, holding part of the Syrian territory, by force to achieve the desired result. Resentment was also caused by the statement of the American authorities that the military states were in the SAR with the permission of the United Nations.
«I would like to understand what mandate we are talking about. Who and when did issue it? «- asked the representative of the department.
She also said that official Moscow hopes that the United States will nevertheless present to the world its clear and open position on the goals in Syria.