On Thursday, Obama lifted formal restrictions on arms supplies to US allies in the fight against terrorism in Syria, considered by Washington as one of the state-sponsors of terrorism.
The president waived prohibitions outlined in the US Arms Export Control Act, which forbids providing defense-related supplies or services to countries that are not cooperating fully with US anti-terrorism efforts.
Earlier, different US officials said Washington supplied limited shipments of weapons and ammunition to Syrian opposition groups.
"The situation is that the Syrian Army will receive none of those weapons. The fact that at the end of his term Obama made such a move shows that the war on terrorism is a disguise for arming terrorists. I think the decision aims at fighting the Syrian government," Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti.
In turn, the Kremlin expressed concerns that US-supplied MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists in Syria.
Perendzhiev noted that many experts and analysts expected that after Donald Trump’s victory in the US Obama’s administration would make efforts to fuel conflicts in different parts of the world.
"The conflict in Syria is slowly de-escalating, but we’re witnessing resumption of a serious conflict on Libya. I have concerns that Obama’s move is aimed at fueling old and starting new conflicts around the world," the analyst suggested.
His assumption was echoed by Boris Dolgov, senior research fellow at the Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies, at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
According to Dolgov, the removal of restrictions on arms supplies in Syria undermines peaceful efforts in the region.
According to the latest data from the ground, over 80 percent of eastern Aleppo is now under control of Syrian government forces. Some sources say that al-Nusra Front (also known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) agreed to withdraw from Aleppo.
"Even if it’s true a lot of other militant groups will stay in the city. Some of those groups receive support from the US. As a result, this decision will seriously complicate the situation," the analyst said.
"This move is destructive and aimed to prolong the Syrian war. It will fuel the conflict and contradict efforts by the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Syrian military command," he pointed out.
He also suggested that Donald Trump’s administration may cancel the decision.
The US has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since 2014. The operation has not been authorized by Damascus. In addition, there are units of the US Special Forces assisting Syrian rebel groups in fighting terrorism.