“As an example, I would like to cite the US-led coalition, which, in reality, is systematically destroying anything but ISIL [ISIS] . Thousands of Syrian citizens, not only men but also women and children in the Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor provinces, have become victims of US airstrikes. The American coalition is systematically destroying the economic infrastructure, so we will strongly demand that it this coalition is disbanded,” Muallem said adding that the US uses the war on ISIS as a pretext for destroying Syria and prolonging the hostilities in the country.
The minister also referend the so-called Kurdish issue. He said that the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces “are actually competing with the Syrian army for control over the oil-bearing areas. They are well aware of the fact that Syria will not let anyone violate its state sovereignty under any circumstances. At the moment they are apparently intoxicated with US aid and support. However, it is must be understood that this aid will not last forever.“