Russia responded to US: Get out from Syria and deal with your internal crisis

MOSCOW, (BM) – The Russian Embassy in Washington responded to the US State Department with an offer from Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker to “get out of the Middle East”, learned citing RIA Novosti.

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A statement from the embassy indicates that the Russian military is in Syria at the invitation of the government. “The real question here: what are the grounds for the USA to occupy several swaths of this sovereign country? As far as we know none of them are legal. Neither the legitimate authorities nor the U.N. Security Council sanctioned American troops deployment,” said the embassy.

“We would like to remind: Russian military is stationed in Syria at the invitation of Syrian government,” it said, pointing out that the U.S. does not have Damascus’ approval to occupy any land inside the country.

At the same time, diplomats noted that neither the legitimate authorities of Syria, nor the UN Security Council gave sanctions to deploy American troops in the republic.

Sources from the Russian Foreign Ministry also responded to “Schenker’s blatant call for Russia to “go out of the Middle East”.

“It seems that he [Schenker] does not know what he was speaking about. His remarks went beyond good and evil. They are stupid remarks,” a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“The professional level in the U.S. Department of State became very low. The U.S. should leave Syria and deal with its internal crisis,” they added.

Schenker expressed the opinion that Russia should get out of the region where it has a destructive influence. According to him, Moscow managed to gain a foothold in the Middle East, because it was allowed by former US President Barack Obama. Schenker, following the current president, Donald Trump, believes that this is a mistake of the previous administration. According to the representative of the State Department, the success of the campaign in Syria prompted the Russian authorities to intervene in the conflict in Libya.

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In 2011, a civil war broke out in Libya. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969, was overthrown and killed. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which included France, the USA, Great Britain and other countries. There is currently a situation of dual power in Libya: a parliament is sitting in the east in Tobruk, and a government of national accord is sitting in the west in Tripoli.


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