Secretary of State John Kerry said today the U.S. is weighing an offer from Russia to have military-to-military regular contacts and meetings on the situation in Syria. Russia is building up its military presence in the country to support Assad regime’s military operations against ISIL and the opposition groups.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed the mil-to-mil arrangement in a phone call on Tuesday. Kerry said he favored the idea, which enables the U.S. to have a clear picture of what Russia’s intentions are in Syria following its recent military buildup there. (AP, 16 September)
Photo: Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the White House; 15 September 2015 (Andrew Harnik/AP)