“It only demonstrated that the whole negotiation process, which lasted for one year, has been ruined due to the Americans’ fault,” Morozov, member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Council of the Federation, the Upper Chamber of the Russian parliament told Sputnik.

 

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The politician stated that the US attack on the positions of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor drew a line under what Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry have been doing throughout the year.

 

The politician further suggested that there is another reason behind the attack on Deir ez-Zor.

 

“We can suggest that there is no unity within the Obama administration and within the US Democratic party on how to strengthen the positions of its presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in her presidential race against Donald Trump,” he told Sputnik.

 

“Thus they need to do something unconventional. What happened in Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo are examples of such unconventional moves which the Americans have made intentionally in support of Clinton’s campaign,” he said.

 

The politician further suggested that Obama has lost the control over the situation in the country, which was taken by the “party of war” in the US, which embraces a considerable part of the Democratic party and the country’s military and industrial complex which, in turn, supports the Republicans.

 

Hence there is a conflict between the US State Department and the Pentagon, which can’t agree on the Syrian issue. The reason why the two institutions fail to agree, the politician said, is down to the unorthodox actions taken to bolster Clinton’s position in the presidential race.

 

The same reasoning, he said, now defines US foreign policy. For the sake of strengthening Clinton’s position,  Washington is sacrificing all the agreements between the US and Russia and undermining the peace process in such a complicated geopolitical conflict, he finally said.