Lavrov slams U.S. attempt to take control of Syria’s oil facilities
The United States’ attempt to establish control of Syria’s oil facilities is illegal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, likening this attempt to robbery.
In reply to a question at a joint news conference with his Armenian counterpart Zograb Mnatsakanyan, Lavrov said that he sometimes had no time to keep track of the zigzags of U.S. policy.
"A few words about what the United States has been doing in northern Syria. Of course, its attempt to put oil fields there under control is illegal. In fact, it’s tantamount to robbery," the Russian foreign minister stressed.
"It spells nothing good for the Syrian settlement. It merely preserves a major annoyance in that part of the country," TASS cited Lavrov as saying.