WASHINGTON (AP) — Is The Trump administration on Monday opens the door to cooperating with the Russia “or anyone else” to combat the Islamic State group in the Syria. Suggesting it could the reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with the Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.
White House opens door to cooperation US with Russian in Syria
“I think if thair is a way that we can combat the ISIS with any country. The whether it is a Russia or anyone else and we have a shared national interest in that but sure we will take it,”the White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
Asked if the opens extended to the working with the Syrian President of the Bashar Assad. Who has the condemned to internationally for killing civilians. But Spicer said, “We are not going to get together with the people under the guise of defeating ISIS so if that’s not truly their guise”. He added, “So let’s not take that too far.”
Spicer also suggested that Trump is already has told to Defense Secretary James Mattis. Hence to review how he might the change. And the U.S. approach to the fighting the Islamic State.
“I think he has the ordered it and the Spicer said. Adding that is Trump would discuss the matter with Mattis is during a visit to the Pentagon Friday.
“At that time, he will continue to have the conversations about what he wants from them and the joint chiefs,” he had added, referring to the military service chiefs.
During the more of than two years that President Barack the Obama directed U.S. military and action against IS in Syria. Hence he resisted Russian the overtures to coordinate military action. Obama believed Moscow was acting counter to the U.S. interests by the propping up Assad. Whose government Obama is known illegitimate. The Pentagon has the maintained a hotline with the Russian military to deal with the narrower issue of avoiding of the air accidents in Syria.
With Trump in the White House, Moscow seems eager to draw the new administration into closer military cooperation. Perhaps reflecting Trump’s frequent statements during the presidential campaign that he welcomed opportunities to improve relations with Moscow. Barack Obama Facts Click Here