Syria Slams US For Resuming Arms Exports to Terror Organizations

Foreign ministry says Washington's decision to lift an embargo on arms exports to terrorist groups in Syria is aimed at prolonging the crisis

The Syrian Foreign Ministry dismissed a decision by the US to lift a ban on weapons exports to terrorist organizations operating inside Syria, claiming the move is further proof of Washington’s role in supporting terrorism.

In a statement to SANA on Saturday, an official ministry source said the US president’s decision to lift the embargo on exporting arms to terrorist groups in Syria aims at prolonging the crisis so that the killing of people and destruction of the infrastructure continue.

The source explained that the US has never stopped its support to terrorist organizations, including supplying them with weapons, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria.

This support, the source said, has been provided either directly or via American agents in the region, noting that the weapons caches found recently in eastern Aleppo are an example of this support.

“Announcing this decision is meant as a new dose to raise the morale of the terrorist groups that are facing daily defeats and successive losses at the hands of the brave Syrian Arab Army,” the source said.

It said that groups backed by Washington have proved a “failure” in their fight against the Syrian state, adding that US arms have fallen into the hands of the Islamic State group and Nusra Front.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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