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Who must be responsible for ruined Syria?

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Tilel street, Aleppo before it was destroyed by the US 'coalition'.
Tilel street, Aleppo before it was destroyed by the US 'coalition'.
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The six-year illegal war of US aggression in Syria caused significant damage to the country and people of Syria. The Syrians that have lived through this horror are unlikely to ever fully recover from the horror they've experienced, and it is they that have had to bear the brunt of the devastating consequences of the US led war of aggression. There is no longer any question of who has been largely responsible for the chaos and suffering of innocent civilians?

In an interview with Reuters, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wouldn't support the reconstruction of the Syria until there was a political transition "away from Assad".

Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield confirmed that Syrians would not be able to rely on any assistance to rebuild their country unless there is a change of government. The American diplomat said that restoration of Syria directly depended on regime change, and that it should be determined exclusively at talks held in Geneva. This is political blackmail pure and simple by a group of Western and Gulf Arab states that cynically call themselves "Friends of Syria". They are telling the people of Syria and the world that because the people elected a government not acceptable to the West then their country has been destroyed to punish them.

It is difficult to accept the position of the Western countries since the U.S.-led Coalition's air strikes caused most of the destructions in Syria. According to Airwars monitoring organization, since the beginning of the "counter-terrorism" operation in Syria, the Coalition Air Forces have inflicted more than 14,000 indiscriminate air strikes, which led not only to the destruction of infrastructure but also to the death of at least 5,500 civilians.

For example the city Raqqa has been turned into ruins due to the joint operation of the Western backed Coalition and their proxy mercenary terrorists calling themselves the "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF). It is no surprise that representatives of the U.S. Trump administration refused to comment further on the issues of restoration.

Only Syria's allies Russia and Iran provide real assistance in the restoration of cities and the provision of humanitarian aid to the millions of internal refugees. Over the last few days, Russia delivered several tons of products and essentials to civilians in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta.

Columns of humanitarian aid are also coming from Tehran. Iran helps Syrians in Deir Ezzor with food, medicines, and clothing. Moreover, the Iranian government plans to organize the delivery of more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

At the same time, during the meetings held within the framework of the 59th Damascus International Fair, the Syrian government signed a number of mutually beneficial agreements on joint construction with India, Iran, and Lebanon.

Only the few countries not aligned with the West are interested in normalizing the situation in Syria. The West led by the United States has spent multi-billions of dollars for the destruction of Syria but now say they will not give a penny for reconstruction. The US never takes responsibility for the destruction of countries such as Iraq, Libya and Syria nor admit its guilt.

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I'm a C-Editor, Sophie Mangal. I'm a member of Inside Syria Media Center. I monitor the situation in Syria, cease fire, Aleppo etc and write articles.

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