President Obama spoke before Putin at the General Assembly, but his remarks may as well have been a direct response to Putin.
Cameron made the comments Sunday as he flew to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, where he’ll meet with other leaders to discuss possible solutions to the 4½-year conflict.
The US also refuses to co-operate with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who Washington has insisted should step down. The other challenge is he hasn’t been at all effective fighting ISIL.
The new developments continue a pattern of strategic buildup for Russian Federation in and near Syria.
But the de facto alliance of Russian Federation, Syria, Iran, and Iraq will strengthen the hand of President Assad as the U.S.is being shunted to the side in the fight against ISIS.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended his country’s intelligence-sharing agreement with Russian Federation, Syria and Iran on Monday, saying Baghdad needs to share intelligence with these countries and others in order to defeat the Islamic State group. Iran has been assisting Iraq in fighting ISIL and has in the past sent military commanders to help lead Iraqi Shiite militiamen.
The United States considers Iran the most active state-sponsor of terrorism.
It “could also enable the Kremlin to influence the choice of a successor if Mr. Assad were to eventually leave power”, reports NYT.
Putin took Obama to task over failing to destroy ISIS in Syria-something that the Russian president intends to help Syria do itself-and Trump said let him do it. “We do not support the presence of Syrian government officials who are part of a regime that has brutalized its own citizens”. But now Russian Federation is upping its presence in the region.
Iraqi officials said the new effort by the four countries would focus on “monitoring the movements of terrorists” to try to degrade their capabilities.
Carlin added that the United States has charged 60 militants with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join jihadist groups and a further 10 militants had been arrested in 2015 for plots to attack inside the States that were either inspired or directed by ISIS.
In addition, The Guardianreports that French President François Hollande announced on Sunday that France has conducted its first airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, fulfilling a recent pledge to expand the country’s air campaign beyond Iraq, where it has already been involved in coalition airstrikes.