BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Jabarov, was quoted as saying on Friday that the U.S. military should avoid using “tough measures” against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in southwest Syria.
As quoted by the RBC News Agency, Jabarov warned the U.S. from usig tough measures against the Syrian Army, stressing that this “is totaly unaccelptable” behavior by the U.S. military.
“Americans have resorted to this practice before. I hope that there will be no unpredictable action against the Syrian government army. In any case, it is necessary to avoid the confrontation, ” the Russian official said.
“Russia always listens to good advice. If this is really aimed at reducing tensions, then perhaps we will listen. I think that Russia with the data provided by its intelligence, intelligence services and government structures of Syria will analyze and make relevant conclusions, ” he said.
Jabarov was responding to the U.S. State Department’s recent statement that warned the Syrian government against launching their southwest Syria offensive.
In particular, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the U.S. will give the Syrian government a decisive response to their offensive.
“As a guarantor of this de-escalation area with Russia and Jordan, the United States will take firm and appropriate measures in response to Assad regime violations,” she stated.
The Syrian government has not responded to Nauert’s warnings as of yet.