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China demands end of US theft of Syrian resources

The Cradle | September 23, 2022

The People’s Republic of China called on the US government to stop the plundering of Syria’s oil resources, in a press statement on 22 September.

“We call on the United States to respect Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, unilaterally lift sanctions, and end the theft of Syria’s national resources,” said China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin in a news briefing.

The call made by the Asian giant comes in light of repeated news that US armed forces have transported oil out of Hasakah governorate to military bases in Iraq.

The Syrian foreign ministry revealed the oil sector has incurred losses of at least $107.1 billion since the start of the US-sponsored war in 2011.

Meanwhile, Syria suffers from a severe energy crisis with repeated blackouts in various parts of the country.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin claimed that “this is not the first time that the United States military has stolen oil from Syria and they seem to be becoming more and more uncontrollable.”

Wenbin also called on the US government to investigate the claims made by Syria’s foreign ministry and compensate the country for any damages.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman highlighted that the US military has used at least 800 tankers in August alone.

“By June 2022, US military’s extraction, smuggling, and illegal transaction of Syrian oil, gas, and mineral resources have brought an estimated $18.2 bln of direct losses on Syria, making Syria’s humanitarian disaster much worse,” he added in his statement.

Wenbin described the situation in Syria relative to other countries such as Libya and Afghanistan, adding that “the rights and lives of the Syrian people are being taken away, instead of being protected.”

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  1. I gotta love China! Go China! Viva Syria! Viva Russia (inter alia, for its support of Syria)! Viva Palestine!–the ultimate victim.

    (Memo to China: PRC, next up: condemn the damnable-and-dangerous Zionist vermin for bombing Syrian international airports [Damascus and Aleppo, at minimum, from reports I’ve read]; threaten appropriate, measured diplomatic or “on the table” other options [economic; cultural; mil?] if repeated. To sum up: damn goddammed Zionism and its sadistic/persecutive/Apartheid platform lurking on Syria’s southern doorstep!)

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 23, 2022 | Reply

  2. Gee, The USA is stealing Syria’s oil, (like it stole Iraq’s oil) not to mention occupying The Golan Heights and ultimately The Golan’s oil deposits which is now apparently owned by “Genie Oil”, a company whose major shareholders are Lord Rothschild, ‘dirty Dick Cheyney’ and Rupert Murdoch.
    We never read about the USA stealing Syria’s oil in the Western MSM, did we? Amazing how the Western Media ‘overlooked that major detail, Huh? Is it any wonder that the internet have put a ban on foreign News sources like “Russia Today”, and Iran’s “Press TV”? I always like to get both sides of the story when it comes to major News matters.

    The Criminals who run the Western MSM don’t want the American (and other) people to know what is REALLY going on, do they?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 23, 2022 | Reply

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