US 'flagrant' support for terrorism must stop: Syria
Iran Press TV
Mon Mar 18, 2019 07:11PM
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has vehemently lambasted the US administration's support for terrorist organizations and war crimes in Syria, stressing that the move would fail to undermine Syria's determination in combating terrorism and the foreign occupation until the last inch of its territory is liberated.
"The US continues its flagrant support for terrorism to which Syria is exposed, in a flagrant and continued violation of the UN Charter and rules of international law as well as all relevant resolutions," an official spokesman at Syria's Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told the country's state news agency, SANA, in a statement on Monday.
The unnamed spokesman called on the US administration to respect the UN Security Council resolutions regarding combating terrorism and halting the financing of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, and other affiliated terrorist organizations.
The foreign ministry official also said the government in Damascus would condemn Washington's behavior in offering covert and overt support to terrorist organizations including the so-called White Helmets.
The US State Department announced on March 14 that Washington was offering an additional $5 million to the White Helmets organization, which has repeatedly been accused of cooperating with Takfiri terrorists and staging false-flag gas attacks in Syria.
The administration in Washington had earlier vowed to stop funding the White Helmets back in May 2018. However, it reversed course just a month later, sending $6.8 million to the group.
Over the past years, mounting evidence has emerged about members of the so-called civil defense group filming scenes of staged chemical attacks in a bid to implicate the Syrian government and make a case for ensuing US-led airstrikes.
The group is also notorious for engaging in organ trafficking, terrorist logistics support and looting in Syria, according to a report presented to the UN.
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