Oil, what conceals the agreement between the Kurdish authorities that manage the administration of Northeast Syria (against the Turkish will and the Damascus regime) have signed an agreement with an American oil company Delta Crescent Energy. Marco Orioles article
The news reported yesterday a newspaper well into the ganglia of Middle Eastern political life as on the Monitor .
The sources of the newspaper are able to confirm that the Kurdish authorities that manage the administration of Northeast Syria (against the Turkish will and the Damascus regime, which is however tamed by the Russian ally) have signed an agreement with an oil company American.
THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN DELTA CRESCENT ENERGY AND Kurds
The agreement was entered into with Delta Crescent Energy, a Delaware company that would also have received a special license from the American authorities, and would concern some wells that are located in the area supervised by the United States themselves.
There are two reasons behind the agreement: to modernize the structures and equip them with two new refinery plants.
AN AGREEMENT MADE WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
A further confirmation of the agreement on the Monitor was collected by Siman Mohad, representative of the Syrian Democratic Council at the United Nations, who spoke of an agreement between Delta Crescent and the Kurdish administration.
The agreement, above all, would have been – the sources of al Monitor still report – "with the knowledge and encouragement of the White House".
In fact, Al Monitor has discovered that the American side is also perfectly aware of the agreement. Some sources in the newspaper explained to the reporter that the powerful Senator Lindsey Graham, one who often reaches the President's ears, spoke to the SDF commander in chief Mazloum Kobani, who would encourage him to report the details to the president.
Grahama also confirmed that she had talked to Kobane with CBS reporter Christina Ruffini, who relayed the news in a tweet .
The news would be little if it did not occur in an area that defining powder keg is a good thing. A few steps from those wells, in fact, the armies of the USA, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran are confronted, who knows what other jihad volunteers, in a frozen conflict that does not seem to have started any short-term solution.
THE TRUMP PROMISE; WE WILL TAKE OIL
However Trump had promised it to his constituents when last year he was tempted to abandon Syria in the fury of Erdogan , who would leave the troops there for one reason only: oil.
These are therefore agreements that take place in a gray area of international law, given that they take place in territories that are formally still under the sovereignty of the Damascus regime but de facto have been controlled for years by the Kurdish militias, to keep quiet from the fact that the war from parts of Syria it is still a long way from being concluded.
Another valuable piece of news that reports to the Monitor is that the Turks, bitter enemies of the Kurds, are perfectly aware of these oil deals, but prefer to do nothing for the moment. Bear in mind that Erdogan has invaded northern Syria three times to prevent the Kurds from raising their heads.
NOTHING TO OBJECT FROM MOSCOW
As for Russia, al Monitor sources heard the US special envoy for Syria who informed them that they have no objection, even though they asked to leave some wells out of the agreement. More than signs of hostility, we could speak of signs of compliance.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/energia/come-lamerica-sguazza-col-petrolio-di-assad-in-siria/ on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:20:53 +0000.