BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The United States expressed their dismay over Armenia’s recent military deployment to Syria, despite the fact they were invited by the Syrian government.
“We recognize the desire of other nations to respond to the humanitarian situation in Syria, and we share the concerns about protecting religious minorities in the Middle East,” the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.
“However, we do not support any engagement with Syrian military forces, whether that engagement is to provide assistance to civilians or is military in nature,” they added.
“Nor do we support any cooperation between Armenia and Russia for this mission. Russia has partnered with the Assad regime to slaughter civilians and trigger a humanitarian catastrophe. Russia continues to protect the Assad regime and its atrocities on a global stage,” it added in a statement to Armenian media circulated by the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan.
The Armenian military’s deployment was part of a humanitarian mission that sought to assist the war-torn city of Aleppo.