DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad say the Zionist regime has launched attacks on oil tankers as they made their way to Syria over the past few months, warning that such attacks “cannot continue without a price.”
The occupying regime’s attacks constitute a “violation of international law” and there must be a “deterrence” to stop the regime, the top diplomat added in an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV.
Mekdad said that oil tankers coming to Syria are now “under Russian protection.”
Most of Syria’s oil fields are located in areas that are under the control of foreign-backed terrorists, forcing the Syrian government to rely on Iran for its oil supplies.
The remarks by the Syrian foreign minister comes a few days after he said the United States is engaged in widespread plundering of Syria’s natural resources, and also reinforces terrorists to take on the Arab country.
“The U.S. ravages our resources and backs terrorist groups [inside Syria] by bringing weapons into the country,” Faisal al-Mekdad told Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network on Sunday.
Washington and its allies attack oil convoys inside Syria, he said, adding that the atrocity was “a mark of shame sitting [right] upon their forehead.”
The United States invaded Syria in 2014 at the head of scores of its allies under the pretext of battling the terrorist group of Daesh. The U.S.-led coalition retains its presence, although Syria and its allies, including Iran and Russia, defeated the terrorist outfit in late 2017.