Russia does not rule out that the United States intends to stay in Syria for a long time, if not forever, Lavrov says
February 13, 2018
OSCOW, February 13. /TASS/. Russia considers the US approach of completely ignoring Turkey’s stance towards the Kurds in Syria as unwise, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.
“We all know Turkey’s attitude towards Kurdish militia units. Turkey’s position can be regarded in various ways, but this position is reality. Acting while completely ignoring this position is unwise, to say the least. We can see the results of this unwisdom in [Syria’s] Afrin area as well (the Turkish General Staff has been conducting Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish units there since January 20 – TASS),” the top diplomat stressed.
Russia does not rule out that the United States intends to stay in Syria for a long time, if not forever, he went on. According to Russia’s top diplomat, the Americans say their presence in Syria is necessary not only to solve military issues, “but until there is a stable political process there that should end with the transition of power that would be acceptable to all, that is, regime change.” “In general, we suspect that the United States wants to stay there for a long time, if not forever,” the minister noted.
Read more at http://tass.com/politics/989793