The war against Syria is one of the most cruel and barbaric ones, and Washington supported terrorist organizations to destroy the country and steal its wealth, Black said in his speech at the International Schiller Institute Conference and was quoted by local media in Damascus.
The former senator explained that Washington does not fight terrorism but is closely allied with it, particularly Al-Qaeda, to implement its political agendas and destroy countries that reject its dictates.
He further revealed that former President Barack Obama formalized Washington’s long-term support for terrorists in 2013 by secretly authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to train, arm and pay thousands of them to fight in Syria.
He also acknowledged that in 2015, US forces illegally invaded northern Syria and took control of oil fields, and a US oil company was authorized to build a refinery at a cost of 150 million dollars and explore more hydrocarbons on the sovereign territory of this nation.
Black, a senator from Virginia, a retired US Army Colonel and a former NATO official, visited Syria in 2016, when he met with the highest authorities and expressed a position in favor of Damascus and against the policies followed by the White House regarding this nation.