U.S. says won’t cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria

“ROME, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The United States will not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because Moscow’s strategy is “tragically flawed”, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday in his strongest comments yet on the issue.”

“However, the United States is willing to hold basic, technical discussions with the Russians to try to secure pilot safety.”

“We are not prepared to cooperate in a strategy which as we explained is flawed, tragically flawed on Russia’s part,” Carter said during a trip to Rome, renewing U.S. accusations that Russia’s strikes were not focused on Islamic State militants.


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