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Friday, October 28, 2016

Defense Ministry: the refusal of the US cooperation on Syria has played into the hands of terrorists

Deputy defense Minister of Russia Anatoly Antonov expressed confidence that the US refusal to cooperate with Russia on Syria played into the hands of terrorist groups in the region.

About this Antonov said, speaking at the seventh Senanikom security forum in Beijing. “Supporters of military action in Washington won a Pyrrhic victory”, – transfers its words “Interfax”.

Defense Ministry spokesman added that he was disappointed by such actions of yesterday’s partners, because if the US take the course for a military solution to the Syrian conflict, the terrorists benefit from this.

“Don’t want to believe that Washington finally abandoned diplomacy and headed for a military solution to the conflict in Syria,” he said, urging the U.S. side “to reject emotions and to weigh all “for” and “against” joint fight against terrorism.

The defense Ministry, he said, has taken all possible attempts to “establish cooperation with the United States in the fight against terrorism in Syria.” In conclusion, Antonov said that in any case Moscow is ready for dialogue with Washington under conditions of mutual equality and respect.



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