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US capitalizing on Israel’s genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza: Assad

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the United States and the entire West benefit from Israel’s genocidal war in the Gaza Strip by supplying arms and weapons to the occupying regime to prolong its aggression against the besieged Palestinian territory.

Assad made the remarks in an interview with Russia’s TV Channel One on Sunday while elaborating on Washington’s role in the decades-long conflict between Palestinians and the illegal entity.

"When we say ‘America,’ we mean the entire West because it is totally controlled by the United States. America preys on any conflict and then steps aside to watch the growing havoc, waiting for a moment to deal a knockout blow," the Syrian president said.

"They capitalize on any conflict," he added, stressing that the US policy rests on the divide-and-rule principle.

"This is their method of control, a kind of blackmail," Assad said. "Such behavior is immoral. America turns any conflict into a dangerous chronic illness, some sort of diabetes or cancer. While the warring parties face the consequences."

The Syrian leader also underscored Washington's main role in the months-long Israeli war against Palestinians in Gaza. 

“The United States plays the main role in the genocidal war in the Gaza Strip by unquestioningly supporting the Zionist regime and sending weapons to it,” Assad said.

“In an attempt to improve its tarnished image before the eyes of the world, this country insists on the need to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, but in practice, it fuels the propagation of such crimes by vetoing UN resolutions in favor of the occupation regime.”

Over the past months, the administration of US President Joe Biden has on multiple occasions vetoed UN resolutions demanding the Israeli regime stop its brutal aggression on Gaza.

On Thursday, the United States predictably cast its veto against a bid by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for Palestine to be recognized as a full member of the United Nations.

Washington’s latest veto came amid the Israeli regime’s war on the Gaza Strip that has increased sympathy towards Palestinians and international calls for the recognition of the State of Palestine.

Israel waged the genocidal war on the besieged Gaza on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

The Tel Aviv regime has so far killed at least 34,049 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 76,901 others.

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