Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“The statements by the US Assistant Secretary of State on the destructive role of Russia in the Middle East with calls to“ get out ”are simply cynicism and arrogance. The Russian Federation is in the SAR absolutely legitimate at the invitation of the country’s leadership, which cannot be said about the United States. This is the United States no one called to Syria, nor to Iraq, nor to Libya.
Washington continues the policy of intervening and enforcing a “law of force” instead of a “law of force” by changing regimes that it does not like. Of course, Moscow, which “prevented” another coup and is fighting terrorists in the region, plays a “destructive role”. Dead end logic with claims to hegemony.”