News ID: 386146
Publish Date: 25 December 2021 - 14:04

Damascus, Moscow Urge US to Remove Troops from Syria

Officials in Moscow and Damascus on Thursday urged the US and pull its troops out of Syria and to lift its sanctions on the country.

According to Navid Shahed website,The heads of the Russian and Syrian offices for the coordination of the return of refugees to Syria, Mikhail Mizintsev and Hussein Makhlouf, respectively issued a joint statement that said, "Unprecedented sanctions pressure by the US and its European allies as well as the illegitimate deployment of foreign military units on Syria’s territory have a negative impact on the social, economic and humanitarian situation in the country."

Mizintsev also heads Russia’s National Defense Management Center while Makhlouf is Syria’s Local Administration and Environment Minister.

The removal of the sanctions would help the rebuilding of the country, the statement said, Tass reported.

The statement also says some countries seek to politicize humanitarian issues, such as aid delivery.

It said there’s evidence the West plans to continue supporting militant-controlled enclaves and that will mean that some hot spots will remain in the country.

The statement followed a joint meeting of the Russian and Syrian offices for the return of refugees, which took place by a video call earlier on Thursday.

Source: Tasnim News Agency

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