by VLADIMIR RODZIANKO – The Duran, March 10, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called the foreign troops in Syria “invaders” – stating that Russia is the only serious fighting force battling terrorists in his country.
Let’s be clear about something: Russia’s military is the only military that has been invited by Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government (the only recognized government in Syria and by the UN, last time I checked) and all other militaries present are there illegally and breaking international law.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not consider the presence of US military personnel in Syria helpful in the fight against ISIS.
In an interview with Chinese PHOENIX TV, Assad responded to the question of whether his government had consented to the deployment, stating, “any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they are invaders, whether they are American, Turkish, or any other one.”
“In theory, yes, but practically, not yet, because there’s no link between Syria and the United States on the formal level. Even their raids against ISIS that I just mentioned, which are only a few raids, happened without the cooperation or the consultation with the Syrian Army or the Syrian government which is illegal as we always say. So, theoretically we share those goals, but particularly, not yet.”
“The only serious party in that regard is Russia, which is effectively attacking ISIS in cooperation with us.”