US Tells Nations Not To Work With Assad On Quake As Death Toll In Turkey, Syria Surpasses 50,000

ER Editor: We remind readers that the earthquakes to have hit Turkey and Syria recently were probably perpetrated by several nefarious methods, including HAARP technology. Backchannel sources widely suspect this given their odd, unnatural nature.



US Tells Nations Not To Work With Assad On Quake As Death Toll In Turkey, Syria Surpasses 50,000

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The State Department at the started of this week reaffirmed its opposition to countries upgrading their ties with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, even if it is an effort to aid Syria’s earthquake relief.

“Our position on the Assad regime has not changed. Now is not the time for normalization. Now is not the time to upgrade relations with the Assad regime,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in response to the news of Egypt’s foreign minister visiting Syria and Turkey. (ER: See this story below)

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“We believe we can fulfill and that countries around the world can fulfill both of these imperatives, addressing the humanitarian needs of the Turkish people, addressing the humanitarian needs of the Syrian people, without changing or upgrading their relationship with the Assad regime,” Price added.

The death toll from the earthquake stands at over 5,900 people in Syria and over 44,000 in Turkey, but the numbers are expected to rise. When the earthquake first hit, Price said the US would not work with Assad’s government on the relief effort, saying it would be “counterproductive.”

As it’s become clear that the US-backed regime change effort against Assad has failed, more countries in the region have been engaging with his government. Engagement with Assad has stepped up since the earthquake as Syria’s neighbors are looking to help out.

The US has issued a 180-day exemption for its sanctions on Syria that applies to transactions related to earthquake relief.

But UN experts say the exemption isn’t enough and are calling for the US to fully lift the sanctions, which are specifically designed to prevent Syria’s reconstruction.

US sanctions on Syria have had a devastating impact on the Syrian people, as recently detailed by Alena Douhan, a UN special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures, who visited the country in the fall.



Arab Leaders Bring Syria’s Assad Back ‘In From The Cold’, Angering US

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Damascus on Monday to meet with President Bashar al-Assad and express his country’s solidarity with Syria following the devastating earthquake, signifying continued warming of relations between the Syrian government and regional states.

The visit to Syria represents the first by a high-level Egyptian official since the start of the US-backed war in 2011. Upon his arrival at Damascus International Airport, Shoukry was received by Syria’s Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad.

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A day earlier, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry had announced in a statement “that the visit aims to convey a message of solidarity from Egypt to Syria and its brotherly people after the disaster,” according to the state-affiliated Syrian news outlet, SANA. Shoukry is also scheduled to visit Turkey following his visit to Syria.

A day after the quake, on February 7, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a phone conversation with Assad, expressing his solidarity and “his sincere condolences” in what was “the first official exchange” between the two presidents. Cairo was also among the countries that provided Syria with humanitarian relief aid through the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Damascus and announced its support for the opposition in 2013, during the presidency of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Muhammad Morsi, who was overthrown that year in a military coup led by Sisi.

Ties were restored the same year following Sisi’s coup. However, relations were never fully mended, and Damascus remains excluded from the Cairo-based Arab League after it was suspended in 2011. In recent years, Jordan and the UAE, two backers of the extremist insurgency in Syria, have restored their relations with the Syrian government.

Since the earthquake, Arab states have embraced Syria. Tunisia has expressed its intention to restore diplomatic ties, and even Saudi Arabia – who actively supported extremist groups with the aim of overthrowing the government – has expressed the need to ‘end the status quo’ regarding enmity with Damascus.

The US and UK are trying to thwart normalization efforts with Arab capitals…

On Sunday, an Iraqi-led delegation of the Union of Arab Parliaments visited Syria along with a number of other Arab parliamentary leaders to express support for the Syrian people and call on all Arab countries to adopt a lasting decision for Syria’s reintegration into the region.

Syria’s gradual return to the regional fold has been much to the dismay of Washington, as it has continued to condemn any normalization with Syria throughout the aftermath of the earthquake.

Western media has blatantly attempted to politicize the disaster by referring to the earthquake as a ‘boon’ for Assad. (ER: Maybe the deep state should have factored that in first.)



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2 Comments on US Tells Nations Not To Work With Assad On Quake As Death Toll In Turkey, Syria Surpasses 50,000

  1. Humans are such a colossal disaster on our beautiful planet.
    Argue for their flashes of brilliance in science and technology, engineering and physics all you want, and argue even for their brain mapping, minute surgeries on near-zygots in the womb…but their inability to hold compassion as a foundation of their Being is simply f***ing abysmal.

    There is no redeeming value to this farcical rallying by various and sundry levels of oppressive regimes.
    One has only to hold up Trudeau’s Year of Global Costume Change Tours to see the same thing happening among ALL ‘governing’ systems, these Arab states included: the flash and colour have just been toned down for the occasion.

    As Janis once said, (quoting loosely here) ‘It’s all the same f***ing day.’
    (RIP, earth angel.)

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