Russia, Syria say West funding terrorists, preventing return of refugees


Press TV: Syria and Russia say Western countries are aggressively investing in scenarios aimed at supporting Takfiri terrorist groups and wreaking havoc in the Arab country.

The Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees on Repatriation of Syrian Refugees said in a joint statement on Thursday that the return of internally displaced people and refugees to their original places of residence remains a top priority for the Damascus government which is making its best efforts in this regard.

The statement said the Syrian government has been relentlessly working to restore security and stability across the country, and reconstruct critical infrastructure in order to facilitate the repatriation of the Syrian refugees.

However, the West funnels huge sums of money to terrorists, and actually prevents the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, it said.

The policies of the Western countries amount to “sheer hypocrisy” in view of their unilateral sanctions and occupation of the Syrian territories, it added.

The statement also lambasted false news about the situation in Syria, stressing that the propaganda campaign is meant to intimidate Syrians and put off their repatriation.

Moscow and Damascus say Western sanctions against Syria and the military occupation of the Arab country are the main obstacle to the return of the displaced people and the country’s recovery from a decade-long campaign of foreign-backed militancy and destruction.

The United States and its European allies began to impose tough sanctions on Syria, after Takfiri terrorist groups failed in their bid to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.


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  1. The United States has been supporting terrorism for years in support of Israels Ideals. Our politicians are afraid to take a stand against it. Most of my Christian friends apparently love war. They think it will get Jesus to come back. They are making their Bibles out to be filled with lies.

  2. As an Irish Citizen of the EU I object in the most strenuous terms to the crippling and criminal Sanctions imposed by the EU ON Syria in 2011 – in sympathy with US Sanctions – originally, rolling Sanctions renewable by a Vote of the Member States every 6 months and ever since 2017, renewable by unanimous vote of all Member States every 2 years. Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the imposition of Sanctions by the EU can only be achieved by unanimous vote of all Member States.
    Ireland is a supposedly Neutral State and resulting from the Irish Peoples original vote to reject the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU agreed a Protocol to the Treaty whereby Ireland could refuse to partake in EU Actions in the Foreign Policy & Defence sphere as a result of which the Irish People voted to approve the Treaty of Lisbon in a second vote in October 2008. Imagine therefore my anger at successive Iriish Governments that, ever since 2011 h,ave agreed to the imposition of Sanctions against Syria – and Venezuela without so much as a Vote of Dail Eireann, our Irish Parliament. If Ireland or any other EU Member State were to refuse to renew Sanctiosn against Syria, those Sanctions would fall immediately but it seems that not even one EU Member State is willing to offend our Masters in Washington, Ankara, Doha, London and Jerusalem and refuse to agree to continuuing Sanctions against Syria.

  3. And as John Major might say: “Oh Yes!” At the same time loudly complaining that the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians and the North Koreans do not abide by the “Rules Based International Order”!

  4. Isn’t it wonderful how the US can condemn itself for killing civilians by its many strikes on Syria, without ever mentioning, that according to rules laid down in the Nuremberg Trials of NAZI war criminals, the mere fact of their attacking anything in Syria is a war crime, as the US is not at war with Syria and has no permission from the internationally-recognized Syrian government to be there.

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