Syrian PM: Regional states should resist US bid to reshape the Middle East
Syrian Prime Minister Mustapha Miro said in remarks published Monday that regional countries such as Turkey, Iran and Syria should strengthen their relations in order to resist US attempts to reshape the Middle East.
“The whole world knows about America’s policy to establish a new order in the Middle East,” Miro told the Turkish daily Sabah on the eve of his visit to Ankara.
“Therefore I think Turkey, Syria and Iran as well as other states should act more and more together because if we stay alone it becomes easier to do what has been done to Iraq,” he was quoted as saying.
“Our common wish is that the occupation ends as soon as possible and America leaves the region as soon as possible,” he added.
On Sunday, Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq as-Shara condemned the US pressure on Damascus and said that Israeli hands are clear behind the pressure.
"The American administration is a very special case, being stupid and violent," he charged, adding there were "divisions between the hawks and the doves" over how to deal with Syria. "Israel plays a major role in American decisions against Syria," the Syrian minister conveyed.
"Because of Israeli pressure, the United States does not wish to have good relations with Damascus. Most members of the American administration are afraid of Israel," Shara said. (Albawaba.com)