Syria "does not need a single dollar from US for reconstruction" - Foreign Ministry

Thu Jan 18, 2018 14:13:47

Syria's Foreign Ministry says the U.S. is beyond its rights to intervene in Syrian affairs, one day after the Trump Administration laid out its expansive goals to influence the outcome of Syria's seven-year long war.

(AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said U.S. troops would stay in Syria for the foreseeable future to defeat [extremists], and said the U.S. would not fund the reconstruction of any part of Syria where President Bashar Assad is in power.

The Foreign Ministry, in remarks carried on Syria's state news agency SANA, said Thursday that America's military presence is "illegal."

It said Syria "does not need a single dollar from the U.S. for reconstruction because this dollar is stained with the blood of the Syrians."

(Photo: Syria Foreign and Expatriates Ministry, SANA)

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