Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the US can rarely separate terrorists and opposition in Syria’s southern de-escalation zone.
“We have also pointed out the need for the implementation of agreements on the southern de-escalation zone, deals which were reached by the United States, Russia and Jordan on all aspects, including the continuation of the uncompromising struggle against terrorists from Islamic State and JabhatFatah al-Sham, which control about 40 percent of the southern de-escalation zone,” Lavrov said after the talks.
The allegations made by Western media outlets and politicians about ethnic cleansing during anti-terrorist campaigns in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta and eastern Aleppo were false, Lavrov said.
“As for eastern Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta, we recall outcry in Western media outlets and Western political circles regarding violations of international law, and even ethnic cleansing campaigns during the offensives to liberate these areas from terrorists. All this turned out to be lies,” Lavrov said after a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Moscow.
On Sanctions Against Syria
According to Lavrov, he raised the issue of lifting unilateral sanctions against Syria at talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.
“Russia has also repeatedly noted the need to remove all unilateral sanctions imposed by the Western countries against the…