Zakharova: Russia rejects Washington alliance’s pretexts for keeping US troops in Syria

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed that Moscow rejects Washington alliance’s pretexts on keeping US troops in Syria.

Zakharova said in a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday that any actions that violate Syria’s sovereignty during its war to eliminate Daesh (ISIS) on its territory are not acceptable, especially when these actions are under the pretext that Daesh was not defeated in Syria completely and that all credit for its defeat is due to the United States and the Western alliance.

She also confirmed that the Russian military role in combating terrorism in Syria is consistent with international law and has a legal nature.

Regarding the return of Russian forces from Syria, she said that the Russian army will take action to deal with the terrorists when necessary.

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