Syrian Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned a deal signed recently between the Kurdish-led
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a U.S. oil company to modernize the oil industry in areas controlled
by the U.S.-backed SDF in northeastern Syria,
Syrian Foreign Ministry released a statement, published on state media on Sunday, but did not name the firm
involved in the deal with the SDF, a US-backed alliance of militias that seized swaths of north and east Syria
from ISIL and carved out autonomous regions. This agreement is considered an integrated and aggravated theft
and can only be described as a deal between
thieves who are stealing and thieves who are buying, constituting an assault against Syria‘s sovereignty,”
the ministry said in a statement.
The “null and void” deal is “a continuation of the U.S. hostile approach toward Syria” by “stealing the resources
of the Syrian people and hindering the efforts of the Syrian state to rebuild what has been destroyed by
terrorism that is mostly backed by the U.S. government itself,” the ministry statement added.
Syria’s oil and gas fields are largely concentrated on the northeastern part of the country,
especially in the provinces of Hasakah and Deir al-Zour which are largely controlled by the Kurdish-led
autonomous administration. Enditem