Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a televised interview that the presence of US troops in Syria was illegal and that the United States should withdraw from Syria immediately.
He said the US military was not only a threat to Syria’s stability but also a plunder of the Syrian people’s natural resources.
The United States and its allies have been in Syria illegally for years under the pretext of fighting terrorism, although the legitimate government of Damascus has not made such a request to those countries. The Syrian government has repeatedly insisted that the presence of the United States and its allies amounts to an aggressive occupation.
The Syrian crisis was triggered in 2011 by the activities of terrorist groups backed by the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other US allies. The purpose of bringing Syria into this crisis was to change the balance of power in the region in favor of the usurping Zionist regime.