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Learn from Iraq, Libya Lavrov warns US
April 13, 2018, 3:31 pm

Russian FM Serge Lavrov does not want Syria to go the way of Iraq and Libya [PPIO]


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has once again pointed to the US debacle in Iraq and Libya as likely fallout if Washington repeats its former foreign policies in Syria.

“God forbid anything adventurous will be done in Syria following the Libyan and Iraqi experience,” Lavrov told a press conference on Friday.

Russia has previously pointed to these two Middle Eastern and North African states as the aftermath of US interventionism in the region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as his Turkish counterpart, has blamed the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East on the wars there supported by France, the UK and the US.

The three Western allies are currently consulting on what military measures they should take against the Syrian government in Damascus for its alleged involvement in a chemical weapons attack in the besieged city of Douma.

In February, Lavrov said that US actions in Syria could lead to the country’s disintegration.

Four years ago, Lavrov accused the US and its invasion of Iraq of plunging the entire Middle East into chaos.

“We warned long ago that the adventurism the Americans and the British started there would not end well,” he said at the time.

Now, the Russian foreign minister is accusing the Americans of using the Kurds to partition Syria, which would be tantamount to playing with fire.

He said that he feared that Washington was not looking at the long-term effects of their meddling in Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In 2017, the US maintained its influence on the Al-Tanf region which borders Jordan and Iraq currently houses a large refugee camp, but Russian officials have charged that some hostile factions, such as the terrorist Al Nusra Front, slip in and out of the area.

Lavrov has called on the US to “shut down” this area.

He also warned Israel and Iran not to use Syria for their proxy conflict saying that a de-escalation zone in the southwest was being violated.

He called on both Israel and Iran to back down from their increased war footing in the area.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

One Response to Learn from Iraq, Libya Lavrov warns US

  1. Lisa Reply

    April 17, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Israel and its Nato “partners” are responsible for the attacks in Syria. Iran is defending Syria, not using Syria to wage war on Israel.

    Russia could be said to be using Syria in a proxy war against Zionist Nato, but Russia is also defending Syria.

    This remark by Lavrov makes no sense to me.

    The truth of the matter is that Syria needs the support of every country it gives permission to help it destroy the Zionist invasion. That is all that matters, right?

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