BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The U.S. is attempting to establish an illegal entity east of the Euphrates River, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
The Russian Foreign Minister said that the U.S. attempting to create a group to fight the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies, including the Iranian-backed forces.
Lavrov did not specify what this entity is going to be comprised of, nor did he mention the basis of this information.
However, Lavrov’s comments come just days after his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo said that the Washington has two main goals in Syria: 1) defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) and 2) force the withdrawal of the Iranian forces and their allies.
The U.S. and Iranian forces have rarely come across one another in Syria, but Washington is concerned about Tehran’s continued presence inside the country, as it threatens Israel’s safety.