"All the steps taken by Western countries have nothing to do with the war against terrorism in Syria, and their true goal is the unpunished plunder of the national wealth of a sovereign United Nations member state," the statement, quoted by TASS, says.

The headquarters also said that the United States openly supports illegal armed groups in Syria and stimulates the growth of terrorist activity.

In addition, Washington continues to pursue an anti-Syrian sanctions policy, the statement said.

“According to the UN, there is an increase in the activity of bandit formations in the territories not controlled by Damascus,” the coordination headquarters noted.

As stated on February 26 at the Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, the American command continues to forcibly hold refugees in the Syrian camp of Al-Rukban, which confirms the US's interest in maintaining a "conveyor belt" for training extremists there.

On February 28, the Syrian agency SANA announced the deployment of ten IS * militants by the US military from their base in Haseke province into the desert near Deir ez-Zor province.

* "Islamic State" (IS) - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2014.