Kostyukov: US is behind “color revolutions” in the Middle East and Africa The “destructive activity” of the US and its allies is most clearly seen in Iraq and Libya, Kostyukov said. They planned to implement the same scenario in Syria, but Russia turned the tide, he added. ” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
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The conflicts that have taken place over the past 20 years in the countries of the Middle East are similar in their scenarios, the United States and its allies are behind them, said Igor Kostyukov, head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, during a speech at the X Moscow Conference on International Security. The broadcast was conducted on the page of the Ministry of Defense in VKontakte.
“The situation in the Middle East and North Africa remains tense, primarily as a result of the destructive activities of the United States and its allies, who are trying to maintain their dominance, achieve subordination of the leadership of the countries of the region, and also gain access to natural resources,” — said Kostyukov.
According to him, for this, Washington and its allies use “any means: political pressure, blackmail, provocations that shake the countries of the region” color revolutions “; and even open aggression”, while all this is done “under the slogans of democratization, the fight against authoritarian regimes, and also, as it is declared, to build the so-called order based on rules.”
As a result, once prosperous and sovereign countries are turning into states weakened by armed conflicts “with a significant drop in the performance of national economies,” Kostyukov continued. “Their territory becomes a haven for international and regional terrorist organizations, while Western companies get free access to natural resources,” — he declared.
Most clearly such scenarios, according to him, are visible in Iraq and Libya. The United States planned to implement the same scenario in Syria, the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff noted, but Russia turned the tide.
The United States sent its troops to Syria in September 2014 under the auspices of the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group. (banned in Russia). With the support of Washington, which leads the international coalition in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces military alliance was created in the country, the core of which is Kurdish self-defense units.
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