The Syrian foreign minister says the U.S. imposes sanctions on Syria and Russia to steal their assets and keep them under its hegemony. The U.S. is “the biggest beneficiary of wars and fueling global conflicts, with the aim of maintaining the dominance of the dollar in the global economy and trade,” said a Russian official.
US Sanctions Aimed at Stealing Assets and Keeping Targeted Nations Under Its Hegemony, Says Syrian Official
The Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Faisal Mekdad, met with Alexander Yakovenko, the Rector of the Diplomatic Academy at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday.
During their meeting in Damascus, Mekdad slammed the U.S. and its Western allies for imposing unilateral sanctions on his country and several other nations, according to the Syrian government-controlled news agency, SANA.
He explained that the West is attempting to maintain its dominance over the world by creating rules that align with its own objectives and ambitions, regardless of the cultural and civic attributes of other nations and their populations. The Syrian minister was quoted by the Iranian state-owned news network Press TV as saying:
The regime of unilateral coercive sanctions, slapped by Western countries against a number of world countries, including Syria and Russia, is aimed at stealing those nations’ assets, depriving them [of their natural resources] and keeping them under their hegemony.
During the meeting with Yakovenko, the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized the similarity between the political positions of Damascus and Moscow, their support for international law, and the principles of justice and equality between countries.
Yakovenko noted that significant economic, financial, and technological transformations are currently taking place worldwide, compelling many countries to pursue alternative economic options and political alliances that liberate them from the financial hegemony of the West and its unilateral economic sanctions. He was quoted by SANA as saying:
The United States of America is the biggest beneficiary of wars and fueling global conflicts, with the aim of maintaining the dominance of the dollar in the global economy and trade.
During the meeting, both parties shared their perspectives on various geopolitical issues and ongoing global events, alongside regional and international developments that suggest a potential new world order.
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