Tags: Syria | syria | trump | nbc | oil

Syrian Presidential Adviser Tells NBC Trump Attempting to 'Steal' Syrian Oil

us.s. truck drive through syria to oil
U.S. military vehicle drives south of the northeastern city of Qamishli, likely heading to the oil-rich Deir el-Zour area where there are oil fields, or possibly to another base nearby, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad, File)

By    |   Wednesday, 25 December 2019 09:52 PM

Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban on Wednesday warned of “operations” against U.S. troops guarding oil fields in Syria, telling NBC News “it is our oil.”

The U.S. in November beefed up the number of troops it had in eastern Syria to protect oil fields against ISIS remnants as they generated about $1.5 million daily for the terror group, per Military.com.

President Donald Trump in November told reporters on the White House lawn that eventually "we want to bring our soldiers home" from Syria but some would be staying there "because we're keeping the oil."

He also said that the U.S. might want a major firm such as ExxonMobil to come in to develop the fields.

“He’s talking about stealing it,” she told NBC News.

Bouthaina also went on to warn of “popular opposition and operations against the American occupiers of our oil” and said there was no question in Assad’s mind that “our land should be totally and completely liberated from foreign occupiers, whether they are terrorists, or the Turks or the Americans.”

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban on Wednesday warned of "operations" against U.S. troops guarding oil fields in Syria, telling NBC News "it is our oil."The U.S. in November beefed up the number of troops...
syria, trump, nbc, oil
174
2019-52-25
Wednesday, 25 December 2019 09:52 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved