Russian Foreign Ministry: US are Ready to work with Terrorists to Overthrow Assad

Tuesday, 4 October, 2016 - 13:15

After the suspension of bilateral contacts with Russia over the Syrian crisis by the United States, Moscow stated that Washington is sabotaging the ceasefire deal, saying that the US will be responsible for any new terror attacks in Syria.

The US “has never exerted any real pressure on Jabhat Al-Nusra, done nothing for delineation to succeed and taken no action against its militants,“ the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that “We are becoming more convinced that in a pursuit of a much desired regime change in Damascus, Washington is ready to ‘make a deal with the devil’.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that the US were also hampering Moscow’s efforts to stop the terrorists and called the US decision a “reflection” of the Obama administration’s inability to meet the key condition for Russia-US cooperation over Syria.

Jabhat al-Nusra has never been a part of any peace deal. However, the US “covers it with the shield of opposition groups which formally confirmed their participation in the cessation of hostilities.”