27, September 2020, Moscow– In an exclusive interview with the Russian daily Izvestiya, the Russian president Vladimir Putin lashed out at U.S. Middle-East policy, accusing Washington to connive at its allies’ despicable acts of terrorism in the troubled Middle-East region.
The Russian defiant leader did, however, allude to Saudi Arabia– U.S. closest Arab ally, notorious for its terrible records of human rights violations–criticizing the oil-rich Arab monarchy of spreading terrorism through Russia’s Muslim-majority republics in Caucasia.”We are well aware that they [Saudis] are providing al Qaeda militants with money and weapons and we are also cognizant of the fact that they are targeting Russia’s security, stability and national integrity,” said Russia’s 68-year old president, adding that Syria is the last bastion of genuine democracy in the volatile Middle-East region where Saudi-backed terrorists wreak havoc for nearly eight years. I believe the White House has acquiesced to Saudis’ incessant demands, said President Putin, which in turn might unleash a full-scale regional war and worldwide terrorism reaching new levels of destructiveness.”
President Putin made the remarks on Saturday amid growing tension with the U.S. is looming larger. In the meantime, the Russian astute foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov lambasted Saudi pernicious interference in war-torn Syria urging the Riyadh to desist immediately from backing Al Qaeda-affiliated guerillas in the Middle-East.