Syria urges Turkey and U.S. to withdraw troops at UNGA

Syria urges Turkey and U.S. to withdraw troops at UNGA

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called on the United States and Turkey to withdraw their troops from the Arab republic, and warned separatists in the country's north against seeking help from outside forces in his address to the UN General Assembly on Monday.

Mekdad stressed that any foreign presence on Syrian soil without the consent of the Syrian government is illegal and is a flagrant violation of international law and the UN Charter.

"[Presence of] Turkish and U.S. forces, which continue to occupy Syrian territories under false pretexts, and their looting of the national resources of the Syrian people should end immediately and without any preconditions," Sputnik cited the minister as saying..

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