US forces will keep control of Syrian oilfields: Pentagon
The Pentagon claims American forces will keep control of the oilfields in northeastern Syria to fund the Kurdish militia.
According to Press TV, last week, the Pentagon raised international concern when it threatened to use “military force” against any party seeking to gain control of Syrian oilfields.
Pentagon Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Thursday that the United States wanted to give the revenue from these oilfields to support the Kurdish-led so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). "The revenue from this is not going to the US, this is going to the SDF," Hoffman declared.
The Syrian government is regarded as the only legitimate entity to have the right to claim to the country's oil resources on behalf of the Arab nation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he would talk to Trump about the role of the US-backed Kurdish militia next week during a one-on-one meeting.