Russia's foreign minister on Saturday pointed to the indifference of the United States regarding the fight against ISIS terrorist group in Syria and said that Washington is focused on the Syrian oil fields.

Iran PressEurope: The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Russian TV 24 that the United States is exporting Syrian oil through smuggling activities, and Washington is backing its loyal armed groups with the proceeds of Syrian oil sales. 

According to Iran Press, Lavrov emphasized that the United States is trying to block the Syrian government's access to its oil fields.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also said on Saturday that Washington illegally extracts more than $30 million a month from oil fields in northeast Syria. 

Earlier, there were also reports of US military cooperating with the ISIS terrorist group for smuggling Syrian oil out of the country.

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The US has a military presence in Syria under the pretext of combating terrorist groups (without Damascus's permission).

While US President Donald Trump acknowledges Washington as a major contributor to the emergence of terrorist groups, including ISIS, Illegal US presence in Syria under the pretext of combating terrorism has been continued.

According to US official reports, so far the US has provided billions of dollars in weapons and equipment to terrorists based in Syria. 

Syrian officials have repeatedly stressed that US actions in Syria are tantamount to 'occupation'.

Syria crisis began in 2011 with a widespread offensive by terrorist groups backed by Saudi Arabia, US and their allies to change regional order in favor of the Zionist regime. 207/211/219

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