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Russia will continue supporting Syria in combating terrorism

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 14, IRNA -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow stands with Syria in the fight against terrorism, adding that the presence of foreign forces which have not been invited by the Syrian state is illegal.

During the German-Russian Forum held in Berlin, Lavrov said that Moscow has provided information on chemical attacks being prepared in Idleb by the "White Helmets" organization which is cast by the West as an example of humanitarian assistance, but in fact it is the opposite, SANA reported.

Lavrov said that accusing Syria of chemical weapons' use in Idleb and allegedly attacking it as a response is considered to be direct support for terrorists, which serves to prompt terrorists to fabricate a new play as they did in Eastern Ghouta.

He pointed out that Idleb is the only remaining bulwark for terrorists who use civilians as human shields and continue attacks using drones against Russian forces, stressing that Russia will target the places where these drones are used.

The Russian Minister said that work on reconciliation in Idleb is underway and Russia will not act in the same way as the Washington-led international coalition in Mosul and Raqqa where the cities were razed to the ground.

He said that Moscow will create humanitarian corridors in Syria's Idleb, adding "we will do everything not to hurt civilian population."

Lavrov pointed out that the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed by the West against Syria hinder the return of the displaced and the reconstruction process, calling for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution NO.2254, which gives the Syrian people the right to decide the future of their country.


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