TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian President’s Political and Media Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban said that Syria will welcome Russian-Iranian relations with Turkey if it helps solving the crisis in Syria.
Stating that Turkey had not been adhered to the Idlib’s peace agreement with the Syrian government, Shaaban added that Russia and Iran have a good coordination in Syria and what the fifth column is promoting is untrue.
“We will not give up even a piece of Syrian soil. The Syrian people will remain patient in confronting economic crisis as they have done the same in the war against terrorism,” Shaaban said during a live interview with the Arab-language Almayadeen TV.
“Some Arabs live in isolation and do not realize that the world is leaving the American train,” the Syrian adviser said while blaming some Arab countries for aiding terrorists in Syria with the help of the US and added that if the Arab countries were not helping the United States, it couldn’t have been able to do what it is doing now (referring to aiding the terrorists in the region).
Regarding the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, Shaaban said the United States has been arresting women and children in the al-Rukban camp and protecting the terrorists in of Al-Tanf region.
The Rukban camp is located near Jordan’s northeastern border with Syria, and is a home to 50,000 displaced Syrians, who are suffering from the harsh humanitarian situation because of the cold weather and lack of supplies. According to the latest report of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the humanitarian conditions in the makeshift settlement at Rukban remain dire despite the deployment of a joint United Nations-Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy in February.
Shaaban also said that the US’s actions in the Middle East will one day reflect on itself in a dangerous way.
Under a deal reached following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in September, all militants should have withdrawn from the demilitarization zone by October 15.
However, al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists said they refuse to either leave the buffer zone or hand over their weapons.
Moscow believed that the 15-20 kilometer buffer zone would help stop attacks from Idlib-based militants on Syrian army positions and Russia’s military bases in the flashpoint region.
Idlib and some surrounding areas are the last major bastions of Takfiri terrorists and anti-government militants in Syria, where the Syrian government has in recent months retaken much of the territory it had lost since the conflict erupted in the country in 2011.