Lavrov: Eradicating terrorism from Syria is a must

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed importance of eradicating terrorism in Syria completely, particularly in Idleb province, and expanding the state’s authority all over the country.
Lavrov said in an annual press conference about the Russian diplomatic work in 2018 that the terrorists spread in Idleb province, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, constitute the major hotbed of terrorism in Syria, as they continue to violate the agreement of the demilitarized zone and target positions of the Syrian Arab Army and neighboring villages and towns, as well as attempting to target the Russian airbase in Hmeimem.

He also stressed importance of preserving Syria’s unity, independence, and sovereignty and restoring areas to the east of the Euphrates to the state’s authority, reiterating that the USA is still occupying parts of al-Tanf area and is completely responsible for the fate of the displaced people at that area.

Lavrov clarified that the USA prevents the delivery of humanitarian aid to those displaced in al-Rakban Camp, pointing out that the UN intends to send a new humanitarian convoy to the area, which makes it a must for Washington to be completely transparent and let the convoy arrive to the displaced and prevent it from being blocked by the terrorists under its protection in al-Tanf area.

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