Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:16PM
A picture shows destroyed buildings in the Syrian city of Aleppo on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
A picture shows destroyed buildings in the Syrian city of Aleppo on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Some countries in the Middle East would not have interfered in Syria and created the ongoing crisis in the country without having the US approval, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“Obviously, the United States has had a hugely destructive role in Syria over the past six years. More than any country in this whole affair, the United States bears responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.” Mohammad Marandi said in a Monday interview.

“We know that countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Israel, they would not have been involved in this whole affair without a green light from Washington,” he added.

Marandi expressed optimism about the improvement of the situation in Syria, in the wake of the Astana peace talks backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey and remarkable military achievement by Damascus in several fronts.

“Now there is an opportunity to change things in Syria, not because the US is any better than it was before, but because the facts on the ground have changed,” the analyst said.

While the Syrian government is making “enormous gains” across the board, extremist groups are losing ground “at a very rapid pace,” he pointed out.