TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s foreign minister said Thursday US President Donald Trump’s administration “lies” all the time about withdrawing its troops from the country.

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Walid al-Muallem also said Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights only serves to increase America’s isolation in the world “even among its closest allies.”

Muallem spoke Thursday at a joint press conference in Damascus with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who lauded Syria’s victory over “terrorism” in the country’s eight-year war, AP reported.

Venezuela’s government has warm relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Arreaza said both countries were victims of a US conspiracy.

Muallem vowed to liberate all Syrian territory including the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major rebel-held stronghold in the country. He says “our patience has its limits.”