The Washington Post has published the information about the US desire to maintain its presence in Syria until a satisfying political situation is achieved. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a briefing on23 November that such an approach does not contribute to the consolidation of forces in the country.
Let’s remind, the American publication, referring to its sources, reports that the White House intends to actually split Syria by establishing a new government in the north of the country that is not under the control of the government of Bashar Assad. It is planned that the current opposition will represent it with the support of US troops.
«It is unclear why the newspaper refers to unnamed persons when the head of the Pentagon, Jim Mattis openly stated that the troops will not leave the SAR until the political situation wouldn’t be resolved there. From the standpoint of international law, the United States is situated there illegally. They behave closely to the concept of occupation. There were no sanctions from the UN Security Council at this, «- said the diplomat.
She added that the creation of certain independent authorities, which do not submit to Damascus, is a direct way to split the country.
«On the one hand, part of the world community was trying to consolidate the Syrians; on the other hand, we see such statements, which, unfortunately, are confirmed by actions on the ground,» Zakharova concluded.