Russia’s Lavrov: US wants to slice up Syria

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Source: Al Jazeera

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States “does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders”, accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones.

Speaking at an annual press conference in Moscow to review the past year’s diplomatic activities on Monday, Lavrov also said Russia would not support Washington’s attempts to change the Iran nuclear deal.

“The [US’] actions that we have been observing indicate that the US does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders … The US wants to help the Syrian Democratic Forces to set up some border security zones,” he said, referring to a US-backed rebel alliance dominated by Syrian Kurds, known as the SDF.

“There is a fear that they are pursuing a policy to cut Syria into several pieces,” he said.

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