Alexander Azadgan to ST: the "Caesar Act" is supposed to twist Syria's arm to negotiate with trump and his mafia

The Regime in Washington cowardly   incorporated  part of the "Caesar Act" act in what they call the national defense authorization act  for Fiscal Year 2020 , Alexander Azadgan, who is professor of International Political Economy in Southern California told Syria Times e-newspaper.    
He made it clear that the "Caesar Act" aims to sanction Syria's infrastructure , military and intelligence agencies, energy production and to  strike individuals and companies who provide funding and assistance to Syria pinpointing Iran and Russia,  who are assisting Syria in her great time of need specially since 2011.
Prof. Azadgan, who is a senior Editor-at-large with United World International Analytical Center, has affirmed that Syria has faced a horrific proxy war in which every body was fighting their enemy  inside Syrian territories since 2011.  
"The Caesar Act is supposed to twist Syria's arm to negotiate with Trump and his mafia and to bring Syria to its knees," the professor added.
He believes that the "Caesar Act" is being implemented now because Syria and its allies defeated  the terrorists, especially in Idleb region. .
"As president Bashar al-Assad remained in power – did not flee from Syria-is a victory for Syria , and this has been a great defeat for the party of war in Washington and her near allies," he stated, pointing out that Washington has realized that the axis of resistance in the region has been victorious.
From his view point, this entire war was about energy. "This entire so-called the "Syrian conflict" was about the fact that tremendous amount of natural  gas was discovered in the eastern Mediterranean…If this conflict ends then Syria will focus on excavating the natural gas with the help of Russia… Can you imagine Syria and Iran becoming strong state actors in exporting natural gas to Europe?"
Moreover, the professor has underscored that Washington seeks to slow down to what could be potential rapid flourishing of new Syria to come and to avoid the building of infrastructure in it.
He elaborated the difference between this Act and the previous sanctions on Syria, saying that the act goes after production sector in Syria   
"Washington seeks to avoid the rebuilding of the  infrastructure in Syria ,"  Prof. Azadgan said, citing that the 'Caser Act would not lead to a shift in the Rules of engagements in the region.
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Interviewed by:  Reem Haddad & Basma Qaddour