Damascus Accuses US Coalition of Deliberately Destroying Oil Wells in Syria

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in the Arab Republic since 2014 without either a UN mandate or the Syrian government's consent.

The international coalition led by the United States has deliberately bombed oil wells in Syria, so that the government would not be able to use them, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Sputnik.

"They made it necessary to spend tens of millions of dollars to resume work at these [oil] fields," Mikdad added.

Military Expert to ST: Securing Damascus and Its Countryside an Important Card at Strategic Level

After securing Damascus and surroundings and Damascus countryside and its villages, Syrian state has gained a strong card at strategic level and its army will move towards the north of the country to recapture terrorist-held areas amid possibility of military aggressions to be carried out by Turkey and the United states in the north, according to the Military and strategic expert, retired Brigadier-General Haitham Hassoun.

The retired officer told the Syriatimes e-newspaper on Monday that the declaration of fully securing Damascus and its countryside is a major victory for Syrian army from a military viewpoint, while it means a strong card for the Syrian state in forthcoming talks from a political viewpoint.

Dr. Ibrahim Alloush to ST: US Policy of Provoking Others Constantly May Lead to Total War

 Arab political intellectual Dr. Ibrahim Alloush reckons that the United States is neither willing nor able to engage in total war actually, be it against Iran or against Russia and China, referring to the fact that the US President Donald Trump, who is more Zionist than many Zionists outside the extreme right-wing in the Zionist entity [Israel], has been targeting the precepts of the globalist system laid down painstakingly in previous decades.

In an interview with the Syriatimes e-newspaper, the political intellectual underscored that the Middle East region will suffer the consequences of a US policy which is more belligerent and biased than ever before, indicating that the war against Syria has moved into a new phase amid Trump’s attempts to cover up for the fact that the US is a superpower in decline, and to help it get away with state-sponsored terrorist acts here and there without a serious response by the victims of those acts. 

British Analyst to ST: Syria’s Military Response to Israeli Aggression Demonstrates How Best to Deal with a Bully

British publisher and editor of "Politics First" Magazine, Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos has asserted that Syria’s military response to Israeli aggression in the early hours of May 10th  demonstrates how best to deal with a bully, indicating that Israel is looking to provoke a war with Syria and Iran, in the hope that this would bring about a direct military confrontation between America, on the one hand, and Syria and Iran, on the other hand.

He suspects that the West and their Islamist-Wahhabist terrorists’ allies, such as the White Helmets, will allege that the Syrian Government has used chemical weapons when the Syrian military turns its sights firmly on liberating Idlib.

In an interview with the Syriatrimes e-newspaper, the British editor said: “The Israeli attack on Syria during the early hours of Thursday 10 May demonstrates Israel's  intransigence on illegally attacking a sovereign country without approval by the United Nations Security Council.  And I fully support Syria's right to defend itself.” 

US Analyst to ST: Trumps’ Iran Decision Proves Washington Can’t be Trusted to Honor Its Treaties

The US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal will exacerbate tensions in the Middle East and around the world and it proves that the US cannot be trusted to honor its treaties, Dean Henderson, the US author and political analyst told the Syriatimes e-newspaper on Wednesday.

He made it clear that the decision will embolden Middle East despots like Israel and Saudi Arabia to continue their aggression in Gaza, Yemen, Syria and elsewhere with the full backing of the US.