YEMEN Press Agency

China calls on US to end illegal occupation in Syria

WORLD, March 11 (YPA) -China called on the US to withdraw its troops from Syria and to stop plundering that country, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a news briefing on Friday.

“The United States has illegally intervened in military activities related to the Syrian crisis, which has led to the death of a large number of innocent civilians and a serious humanitarian disaster,” Mao said.

“We call on the United States to sincerely respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of other countries, and to immediately stop its illegal military presence and marauding in Syria,” she said.

Mao called on the US authorities to lift “illegal unilateral sanctions” against Syria and to stop actions that aggravate the humanitarian situation in the country.

This came in response to a recent visit by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to illegal military base in northeast Syria.