Despite all efforts by the US-led coalition, the Islamic state is still going strong. That is the awkward message US propagandists face from no lessor boots on the ground witness than Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem. "All the indications say that (Islamic State) today, after two months of coalition air strikes, is not weaker," Walid al-Moualem emphasized, contrasting the US 'coalition' military efforts with a Russian call for restarting the political process between Damascus and 'the constructive Syrian opposition'. Now that certainly is not a message the west wants the world to hear...
As Sputnik News reports,
Although the US-led coalition has conducted about 300 air strikes in Syria since September, it has evidently failed to weaken the Islamic State, stated Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem.
"All the indications say that (Islamic State) today, after two months of coalition air strikes, is not weaker," Walid al-Moualem emphasized in an interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV broadcast, as quoted by Reuters.
The Syrian Foreign Minister stressed that the terrorists will not be totally destroyed unless Turkey maintained close control over its borders with Syria.
"If the Security Council and Washington do not force Turkey to control its borders then all of this action will not eliminate (Islamic State)," Moualem said, pointing to the fact that foreign jihadists are entering the country across the Syrian-Turkish border, which stretches over 560 miles. Turkey, however, "has strongly denied accusations it has supported militant Islamists, inadvertently or otherwise, in its enthusiasm to help Syrian rebels topple Assad," the Guardian notes.
In his interview with RT TV channel, Moualem stated that as long as the external interference continues, which is represented by the actions of the international coalition and in the flow of terrorists crossing Syrian borders, it would not be possible to establish an internal dialogue between the conflicting sides in Syria.
The minister added that the major problem for Syria now is the conspiracy of the neighboring countries against it, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and others. He stated that external and regional interference in Syrian affairs hindered the de-escalation of the crisis.
Syrian minister explained that this is the reason why Syria’s Russian friends think that internal dialogue in Syria would be more useful than the dialogue held in Geneva before.
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More proxy wars... and more sanctions will fix this!