Moscow requests the United Nations pay attention to the consequences of the US-led coalition’s operation to free Syria’s Raqqa, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
“A thing to note is that while they have been expressing concern over Idlib and Eastern Ghouta, but they are unwilling to assess the US-led coalition’s operation in Syria’s Raqqa,” Lavrov said. “We insist that the United Nations, the Security Council pay attention to it,” he added.
The US effort to create security forces along Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq may be a deliberate provocation and the statements made to deny these plans look clumsy, he said.
“In the follow-up of this course towards gross interference in Syria’s affairs, it was announced that some border security forces would be set up along Syria’s entire border with Turkey and Iraq,” Lavrov said.
“After that, some clumsy statements were made to dismiss this information but in actual fact this entire activity for assuming control of the border continued. This is either failure to understand the situation or a deliberate provocation,” Russia’s top diplomat said.
Source: News Agencies