Russia’s Interfax news agency on Saturday reported that the four countries would establish a joint information centre in the Iraqi capital which could be used in the future to coordinate military operations against Islamic State.
Mr Cameron, who is not expected to meet Mr Putin in New York, nevertheless believes the migrant crisis – driven largely by Syrian refugees fleeing the region – could provide the impetus for a new push to the end the fighting.
“We would welcome a common platform for collective action against the terrorists”, he said.
The Russian military buildup of aircraft, missiles, tanks and other equipment is complicating the fight against IS militants in Syria.
Among those who have entered or tried to enter the conflict in Iraq or Syria are more than 250 Americans, up from about 100 a year ago, the report said citing intelligence and law enforcement officials.
Moscow has sold fighter jets and weaponry to Iraq but has taken the back seat as Iran and the US-led coalition often competed to be Baghdad’s top partner in the war against ISIL.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s government and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday disclosed that Iraq has security and intelligence agreements with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS, bringing the U.S.-backed country closer into the orbit of Washington’s rivals and enemies in the Middle East. Meanwhile Russian Federation ramped up its presence.
A campaign against IS militants who have claimed broad sections of Iraq and Syria remains far from achieving Obama’s goal to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the group, despite more than a year of military airstrikes against IS targets by a U.S.-led coalition of more than 60 countries. “It’s obviously even more complex, I think, that we would have envisaged”, Power said, adding that the Department of Defense is now reevaluating its approach.
The Prime Minster has said President Bashar al Assad should face justice after the Syrian crisis is over.
The Russian leader also recalled the hearings in the US Senate.
Syria has been torn apart by the civil war, which started as an uprising against Mr Assad’s government and involves rebel groups as well as Islamic State.
With plans to spread its influence all over the Middle East as well as in the whole world, the Kremlin maintains warm ties with Arab states of the Persian gulf, including Saudi Arabia, to persuade them to take Moscow’s stance on Syria.
“He can’t play a part in the future of Syria and that position hasn’t changed”. Iran has sent military advisers to Iraq and worked closely with Shiite militias battling the IS group.
He will tell Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that Mr Cameron should fight for a new UN Security Council resolution in Syria – including calling for the referral of war crimes to the global Criminal Court.
Asked whether Assad could remain during a transition period, the source said Cameron would not demand he immediately steps down.
Two officials told CNN there was a brief discussion inside the Pentagon about whether there was any benefit to sending a small number of USA troops into northern Syria to help with these efforts, but it was quickly rejected as unnecessary because of the success of other forces there.