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US Turns Blind Eye to Turkey’s Oil Business With Daesh

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The US is the only country to deny the hard fact that Turkey is buying oil from Daesh terrorists, the head of the State Duma’s International Affairs committee wrote on Thursday.

"Russia, Syria, Iraq, Greece and Israel have accused Turkey of buying oil from Daesh, but the United States is the only country which fails to see this due to its geopolitical myopia,” Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Twitter account.

During their meeting in Athens on Tuesday Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and his Israeli colleague Moshe Yaalon said that Turkey had been buying oil from the terrorists for a long time now.

Meanwhile, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the US had no tangible proof to substantiate the charges.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem earlier accused Ankara of buying oil from Daesh.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made a similar accusation in December 2015.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has already provided proof of the illegal oil trade between the terrorists and Turkey.

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U.S. Department of State, MP, myopia, accusations, illegal oil trade, Daesh, Russian State Duma, Walid Muallem, Mark Toner, Moshe Yaalon, Panos Kammenos, Alexei Pushkov, Russia
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  • jj42
    The USA is a terrorist state hand in glove with other terrorist states in the mid east fighting a phoney war on terror and reaping huge rewards for its arms industry.
  • vendor
    They are in it, together.
  • Why would they condamn "friends"..
  • michael
    not myopia just politics.
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