Ankara Doesn’t Respect Washington Position on YPG/PKK Issue

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on US not to support "Kurdish terrorists" in Syria and to refuse from confrontation politic with Ankara on this issue. Turkey doesn't need for US agreement and can take the necessary measures to counter national security threats independently, he noted. Moreover, the international community shouldn't trust the Washington … Continue reading Ankara Doesn’t Respect Washington Position on YPG/PKK Issue

Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

Lavrov called on the US not to "play with fire" in Syria and emphasized that the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be preserved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced concern that US actions in Syria are aimed at partitioning Syria and accused Washington of using the Kurds to undermine the Arab Republic's territorial integrity. "Such fears arise … Continue reading Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

US Using Chemical Attack Claims as Pretext for Military Presence in Syria: Analyst

An analyst believes the United States is using the issue of chemical attacks in Syria as an excuse to continue its military presence in the war-torn Arab country. “The United States policy is regime change in Syria and it has used terrorists to carry out this policy. They say ISIS (Daesh) was defeated in Syria … Continue reading US Using Chemical Attack Claims as Pretext for Military Presence in Syria: Analyst

Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria. During his two-day trip to the Turkish capital, Tillerson -- who last visited in July 2017 -- will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu … Continue reading Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

Iran Calls On US To Immediately Withdraw From Syria

Iran has repeatedly strongly refuted claims of its troops’ presence in Syria, however, admitted sending military advisors to help the Syrian government fight terrorists. Tehran has also been acting as one of the guarantors of the ceasefire regime in the Arab Republic and as a broker in peace talks. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top aide … Continue reading Iran Calls On US To Immediately Withdraw From Syria

Syria Strongly Condemns US-led Coalition Massacres Against Civilians in Deir Ezzor

Syria strongly condemned the crimes committed by the US-led “international coalition” against Syrian civilians in Deir Ezzor. The condemnation came in a letter sent on Thursday by the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council on the new massacre committed by the US-led “international coalition” in the … Continue reading Syria Strongly Condemns US-led Coalition Massacres Against Civilians in Deir Ezzor

Trump Has No Say on Who Rules Syria After Assad’s Victories – Ex-US Ambassador

The Trump administration is allegedly prepared to accept Assad’s continued rule until Syria’s next scheduled presidential election in 2021, New Yorker magazine reported earlier this week, citing US and European officials. The State Department on Tuesday, however, refuted these reports and said that the United States believes that the future of Syria will not include … Continue reading Trump Has No Say on Who Rules Syria After Assad’s Victories – Ex-US Ambassador