Press TV: Syrian Overseas Minister Faisal Mikdad says the identical marketing campaign of lies and hypocrisy as soon as launched by the West towards Syria is at the moment being waged towards Russia as Washington seeks escalation of tensions by hyping a long-claimed Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“The marketing campaign of hypocrisy, lies and deception waged by the West is similar because the marketing campaign it launched towards Syria,” Mikdad was quoted as saying by Syria’s official information company, SANA. “Western international locations encourage Ukraine to launch assaults on Russia, provide it with weapons, set up bases, violate worldwide agreements on non-proliferation, proceed to work on increasing NATO, and threaten the Russian Federation and different international locations on the planet.”
The highest Syrian diplomat underlined Damascus’s assist for all of the efforts made by Moscow to beat the crises that the West is making an attempt to create with regard to Ukraine, saying that those that apply misinformation, media propaganda and media terrorism towards Syria are those doing the identical factor towards the Russian Federation.
Washington has over the previous month stored accusing Moscow of planning to assault Ukraine by stationing as many as 190,000 troops on and round Ukraine’s borders. Russia has rejected the allegations, saying the army build-up is defensive in nature.
In a serious step to de-escalate, Moscow introduced final week that a number of the troops deployed in areas bordering Ukraine would return to their bases. It additionally launched footage displaying tanks and armored autos being loaded onto railway flatcars. The US and its NATO allies, nevertheless, declare they’ve seen no important withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine’s border.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the US is intentionally designing a state of affairs to lure Russia right into a battle over Ukraine, because the Kremlin has repeatedly reiterated that the growth of NATO’s army infrastructure in Ukraine constitutes a pink line for Moscow and that any future growth should exclude Ukraine and different former Soviet international locations.
Throughout the assembly with Lavrov on Monday, Mikdad mentioned his go to to Moscow constitutes a possibility to broaden coordination between the 2 international locations in varied domains of mutual curiosity.
“The principle objective of our two international locations is that peace, stability, freedom and equality prevail in immediately’s world. On this subject, it’s essential to underline the necessary and key position that Russia, below the management of President Vladimir Putin, performs in selling safety and stability not solely within the Center East however in Europe now,” Mikdad mentioned.
‘Syria reserves proper to reply to Israeli aggression’
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mikdad pointed to Israel’s sporadic assaults on the Syrian territory and mentioned the Israeli aggression is in protection of its allied terrorists in Syria, warning, “If the Israeli assaults on Syria proceed, the nation has the appropriate to reply. Eventually, they are going to discover out that Syria is ready to reply.”
Lavrov, for his half, underlined coordinated efforts geared toward reaching a political resolution to the disaster in Syria, which, as he mentioned, would assure the preservation of the nation’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity. “We won’t enable Western makes an attempt to impede our joint work and efforts inside the framework of our strategic cooperation.”
The Russian international minister censured Israel’s aggression on the Syrian soil. “We strongly condemn Israeli assaults on Syria, which may escalate tensions within the area. Israeli assaults not solely violate Safety Council resolutions but additionally undermine Syria’s counterterrorism efforts.”
Lavrov mentioned the humanitarian state of affairs in Syria was “very harmful,” including that Moscow condemns unilateral sanctions towards Syria because the measures imposed by the West would result in additional struggling of the Syrian folks.
Since 2011, Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy, because of which the Daesh and different Takfiri terrorist teams emerged within the nation. The Syrian authorities has repeatedly condemned the US and the EU for waging financial terrorism on the nation by their unilateral sanctions, holding them accountable for the struggling of the Syrian folks, particularly now that the nation is grappling with COVID-19. Furthermore, Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at battle as a result of latter’s 1967-present occupation of the Arab nation’s Golan Heights, which Tel Aviv makes use of as considered one of its launchpads for assaults towards the Syrian soil.