Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the fact that US forces allegedly do not let people leave the Rukban refugee camp leads to the “very unpleasant idea” that the camp is needed to justify the US’ “illegal military presence” in Syria. He made the comment at a press conference following talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah in Kuwait City on Wednesday.

Lavrov went on to say that according to a survey, up to 95 percent of the Rukban camp population are “voluntarily willing to return to their homes.”

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah mentioned that Syria is “one of the founders of The Arab League,” adding “We stand on returning Syria to normal life, on returning Syria to the Arab family.”

Lavrov’s tour of the Middle East will finish on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates.

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Not only for US justification. This camp near in Al Tanf is very convenient to US plans to stay and for IS logistics. It is win – win to both.

IS wants the US to stay as crusader enemy number one.

And the US want to stay because of their anti Assad and anti Iran stand.

And both need the Rukban camp to recruit human and material assets.

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USA dont need any justification. As others the only counter is raw force. The Leaders well supported by therir many supporters in that Region hardly understand anything else. 550.000 dead ones all are killed by others or by accident. Peace is not even in the vocabulary. Most likely You would be named as: Traitor, fake, zionist, USA, terrorist, wikipedia lover and like that. Thats called social control. Democrasy also is bad, because all in ME not even have a vocabulary for the most impoirtant part fx like free speech. And why should women be in the streets ? They will… Read more »

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But people in prison Rukban would like to go home. But they die of hunger will be in Rubkan.Adolf Hitler did not let people go home.

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I don’t think US still give a fück at justifying anything : the Trump admin is way less in the hypocritical “politically correct” we were used to in the last decades, which, in some way, isn’t a bad thing.

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And the goal is not really to stay in Syria, actually, Yanks would be really pleased to pull out, Yanks even proposed to back Assad’s presidency in fact… Trump is more clever than the …

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Obongo admin. and he came to the same conclusion I had for many years : Syria’s neutrality is the key to the region’s stability.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, nay. Syria was neutral before Obongo and friends started a war that drew in first Iran and then Russia.

Trump continues this policy by maintaining pressure.

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Nobody is neutral. One is one side, one is on the other side, neutral does not exist.

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Trump will cry for Assad.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, I would not call an law Prof and US President like Obama politically correct.

He intentionally transgressed A/RES/2625(XXV) = Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

As lawyer he knew what he did.