Anger in Syria: a Russian official accuses the United States of stealing oil to finance militants – "Sabotage!"

Newsweek told Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, chief executive, reporters that the United States had mobilized 2,700 militants around their Al-Tanf on the Jordanian border. Rudskoi claimed that militants from Maghawir al-Thawra and the Free Tribal Army were displaced by US helicopters for "sabotage, destruction of oil and gas infrastructure, and the commission of terrorist attacks against the United States." government forces ". "In addition to training militants, US structures in Syria are involved in the looting of oil facilities and oil fields in the Euphrates region, which belong to the legitimate Syrian government."

"It has recently been observed that private US military companies are actively upgrading their personnel, mercenaries of private military companies in Syria today number more than 3,500 people."

He claimed that the companies were part of a "criminal plan" aimed at "looting" Syrian oil in the Conaco, Al-Omar and Tanak fields.

Rudskoi then said that oil revenues were "spent on keeping illegal armed groups, corrupting the sheikhs of Arab tribal unions and promoting sentiment towards the government."

Washington has long struggled with allegations that foreign policy interventions in Iraq and Libya, as well as current tensions in Iran and Venezuela, would be affected by oil.

Rudskoi accused the United States of having provided arms to the United States "in exchange for his support for oil smuggling, the United States reinforces the Kurdish and Arab formations with weapons and then use them against others ".

Both Moscow and Washington intervened in Syria and fought the Islamic State, but from different sides.

Moscow is a long-time ally of Damascus and has sided with the al-Assad government.

At the same time, Washington has supported opposition groups such as Britain, Turkey, France and Saudi Arabia.

At the end of last year, the governments of Damascus and Baghdad declared the military defeat of the IS.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Peompeo, said that there remained "a handful" of insurgents in Syria and some "in Iraq".

The war began in March 2011.

Mr. al-Assad has been president since July 2000, after the death of his father, Hafeez, who suffered a heart attack, by telephoning the Lebanese Prime Minister.

The young Mr. al-Assad had to wait until the age of the ministry rose from 40 to 34 years and Abdul Halim Khaddam was temporarily present during a brief transitional period.

His older brother Bassel was to become Syrian president, but he died in 1994 at the age of 31 in a car accident in Damascus.