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‘US seeks an endless war in Syria’

24 March 2016 20:27


The United States and its allies are not committed to achieving peace in Syria and seek endless wars in the Middle East to serve their interests, according to an American author and radio host.

The US government is not after resolving the Syrian conflict diplomatically, despite such claims by American officials, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, Stephen Lendman told Press TV on Thursday.

“Washington wants war; it wants Syria colonized as a US vassal state; it wants [Syrian President Bashar] Assad removed; it wants a US puppet installed in its place and its going to continue fighting the war until this objective is achieved,” Lendman said.

Daesh terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control large parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

On Thursday, Kerry said in Moscow that a partial truce in Syria has produced a fragile but beneficial reduction in violence in the Middle Eastern country.

Kerry was speaking at the start of a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and will later meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“It’s fair to say three weeks ago there were very, very few people who believed a cessation of hostilities was possible in Syria,” Kerry told Lavrov at the start of their talks in Moscow.

A temporary truce agreement engineered by Russia and the United States, which came into force across Syria on February 27, has been holding despite minor reports of violations by the warring sides.

Peace talks in Geneva between representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups have been stalled, and Washington believes that Moscow, closely allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, can push Damascus to make concessions.

The talks on Syria collapsed in early February after both the government and the opposition accused each other of violating the terms of a tentative ceasefire which was supposed to be respected during the time of the negotiations.

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