14 Febr 2018 – Sergei Lavrov warns U.S. against attempts to create a “a quasi-state on a large part of the Syrian territory”. But Tillerson insists North Syrian state w 30% land and 50% Syr oil & agriculture gives US leverage to force RU to change out Assad.
Tillerson: The US & coalition forces today control 30% of the Syrian territory, and control a large amount of the population, and control a large amount of Syria’s oil fields. So I think in terms of this observation that the US has little leverage or role to play is simply false. www.mesop.de