Fostering long-term policies with the United States in Syria would be “counterproductive”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated at a press conference with Burundi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ezekiel Nibigira in Moscow on Tuesday.
“Today, I am not getting the impression that it is possible to agree with the United States on something, to be honest. I don’t see any reason in trying to seek hidden agendas in the issues we agreed upon with Turkey during the talks in Sochi between Presidents Putin and Erdogan on October 22,” Lavrov said.
The Russian diplomat underlined that the US was pursuing “inconsistent actions” when it comes to normalising situation in Syria.
“The United states announces its withdrawal, then announces its return, and tomorrow they could once again declare they are pulling out,” said Lavrov.
US President Donald Trump announced a pull-out of American forces from the region last month before partially reversing the decision by strengthening the US military presence in eastern Syria, in order to secure oil fields in the area.