The German government has said that the Assad regime is buying oil from ISIS terrorists.
Deputy spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry Sawsan Chebli told a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday that there was evidence of oil transactions between the Assad regime and Daesh (ISIS).
When asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Turkey was buying oil from ISIS, Chebli said that German authorities have no information relating to these particular claims.
“But what we know for example is that the Assad regime has received large amounts of oil from ISIS. We have evidence; we have indications showing that this is the case,” she added.
On November 14, Secretary of State John Kerry said at a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Vienna that “Assad has cut his own deal with Daesh, buying oil from the group and failing to attack militants.” Kerry added that Assad is cannot rule Syria and that he has repeated the same lies to his people over and over again.
Echoing these facts about Assad buying oil from ISIS, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that ISIS sells oil to the Assad regime. Mr. Erdogan said that attention should be drawn to the Assad regime and its allies if we are to determine the side that supplies ISIS with money and weapons. (Source: Syrian Coalition)