Iran slams oil deal between U.S. firm, Syrian Kurds as “illegal”


TEHRAN, Oct. 14, 2019 (Xinhua) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, on Oct. 14, 2019. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that his country does not endorse Turkey’s approach to the current issues in northern Syria. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/IANS)

TEHRAN, Aug. 4 (RAHNUMA) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned a recent oil deal between an American company and Syria’s Kurds as “illegal.”

“The signing of an oil deal between the United States and a group of Syrian Kurds runs counter to international regulations and violates Syria’s sovereignty and integrity,” the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.

“The deal by the United States, as the occupying force, lacks any legal status,” Mousavi noted.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and a U.S. oil company recently signed a deal to modernize the oil industry in areas controlled by the U.S.-backed SDF in northeastern Syria. Enditem

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