Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that the US announcement to form a militia in the northeastern part of Syria is an attempt to divide Syria and prolong the crisis in the country.
Mikdad added in a phone call with al-Mayadeen TV Channel that the desperate attempt is doomed to failure amid the sweeping victories and achievements made by the Syrian Army and its allies.
He added that Syria was not surprised by the US move which serves American, Gulf, Israeli and western agendas whose aim is to destroy the region.
In this context, Mikdad reaffirmed that the presence of foreign forces on the Syrian territory without coordination with the Syrian government, like the US and Turkish troops, is aggressive and illegitimate.
Meanwhile, he stressed that Washington’s attempts to undermine Syria’s unity and sovereignty were in vain.
On the other hand, Mikdad expressed confidence that Syria’s people and army are ready to thwart conspiracy and attacks against the country.
He highly appreciated Russia’s stance and condemnation of the US move which may lead to divide Syria.