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Syria slams U.S. “hypocritical” plan to lift sanctions on areas outside gov’t control

DAMASCUS, March 23 (Xinhua) — The Syrian foreign ministry on Wednesday slammed what it described as the “U.S. hypocrisy” in planning to exempt areas outside the Syrian government control from its sanctions, the state news agency SANA reported.

News has been circulating recently about a U.S. plan to exclude certain areas in Syria from its sanctions, including areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are backed by Washington in northern and northeastern Syria, and areas under the control of the Turkish Operation Euphrates Shield.

The U.S. “hypocrisy” aims to justify its policies under the pretext of facilitating humanitarian aid and mitigating the impact of the economic crisis in the areas outside the government control, the ministry said.

“Such hypocrisy is just a cheap trick to international legitimacy and the values of the United Nations,” it added.

The U.S. policies would undermine the political process for ending the Syrian crisis and create more chaos and violence in the world, the ministry noted.

Courtesy Bol News

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