Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al–Moallem stated during a press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza on Thursday that the occupied Golan Heights is Syrian, stressing that his country will retake it by any means necessary.
Moallem said U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has only isolated them in the region, adding “our right in the occupied Syrian Golan is firm and can’t be disclaimed by time lapse and every inch of the occupied Syrian territories will be liberated.”
“Syria will liberate the occupied Golan by all means and all choices are on the table,” Moallem said.
He continued that ” Israel mustn’t go far…We have will and determination and our war since 2011 till now is to protect Syria’s sovereignty and independence and to liberate every inch of its territories.”
However, Moallem didn’t just criticize the U.S.’ decision, but also the Arab League’s condemnation, which he believed was a poor statement.
“Is it possible that the Arab Summit issues a statement on the occupied Syrian Golan which is weaker than Britain’s stance?”
He would then turn his attention to Turkey, who he repeatedly criticized for aiding the opposition groups fighting against the government.
“The mistakes of Erdogan’s policies and his support to terrorism in Syria have been clear through the results of the latest Turkish elections,” Moallem proclaimed.
“The Turkish side delayed the implementation of Sochi agreement on Idleb, and we are still waiting for the implementation of the agreement, yet patience has limits and we must liberate this land.”
Regarding the situation in northeastern Syria, Moallem expressed hope that a settlement between the government, Kurds and Arab tribes will be reached in order to reconcile and end their political disagreements.
For his part, Minister Arreaza said “I agree with Minister al-Moallem that the U.S. conspiracy which is targeting our countries is one,” adding that “The Venezuelan and the Syrian people are resisting the imperialism and the US conspiracies and they will triumph.”
He added that all the nations of the world should learn a lesson from Syria, which is achieving victories over terrorism.
“The US government speaks about a military intervention in Venezuela and it says that all options are on the table and the question is why dialogue isn’t among the options,” Arreaza.
He added “We feel proud for being in Syria in this significant historical stage of the peoples’ history and will celebrate with Syria achieving the final victory over terrorism.”
” Venezuela will benefit from Syria’s experience in the war against terrorism in facing the US conspiracy hatched against it,” he went on saying, adding that there are states at the Security Council which work according to US schemes which aim at destabilizing Venezuela and interfering in its affairs.
He indicated that Venezuela has foiled the schemes hatched against it by the extremist right-wing party led by Juan Guaido, which aim at undermining stability in the country backed by Washington.