The US Military in Syria Illegally Exports Oil Totalling $30M per Month, Russia Claims
MOSCOW, (BM) – The United States is illegally exporting oil from deposits in northeast Syria worth more than $ 30 million a month, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“Bypassing their own sanctions, Americans smuggle oil from Syria worth more than $ 30 million a month and in the foreseeable future do not intend to leave these areas,” Zakharova said at a briefing.
She said the US military’s actions against oil fields in northeast Syria are illegal.
“It cannot fail to raise questions from the international community when a civilized state, endlessly stating its attachment to certain democratic values and international legal foundations in relations, pumps oil from deposits in northeastern Syria – a sovereign state, concealing its criminal activity under the pretext of fighting the Islamic State (ID). I would remind that the ID, according to allies, was finally destroyed in March this year. This does not cover much with the US position,” said the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.
US Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Mark Millie said Monday that the US intends to maintain control of the oil fields of the Konoko Company in Deir i Zour province in Syria, as well as its base in At Tanf, in Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the United States was smuggling Syrian oil in other countries, with convoys being guarded by US private military companies and special forces.
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