Fallon said Putin’s actions complicated the situation in Syria, but the British government had made progress in persuading lawmakers from the opposition Labour party to back strikes in Syria.
Obama dismissed that idea with an expression of disdain.
The ministry said all of the targets belonged to the Islamic State group, although Russian officials have acknowledged that other unidentified groups have previously been targeted as well.
Erdoğan said he expressed his views on Russia’s air strikes during his visit to Moscow at the end of September, as well as in a recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “What matters for us is how best to fight Daesh (ISIL)”.
“I said to Mr. Putin that I’d be prepared to work with him if he is willing to broker with his partners, Mr. Assad and Iran, a political transition”, he told reporters.
The West has raised concerns that Russian forces were also striking at rebel groups opposed to Assad, in a bid to bolster its ally.
Russia’s air campaign in a country already being bombed by a US-led coalition of Western and Arab countries means that the Cold War superpower foes Moscow and Washington are now flying combat missions over the same country for the first time since World War II.
The US wants Assad to yield power in Syria, a position Russian Federation opposes.
“As a outcome of these brilliant moves, their economy is contracting 4 percent this year”.
“Russia’s not strong as a effect of what they’ve been doing”.
The American public, he said, has to be part of the solution by making sure that they vote for politicians who are in favor of “common-sense” gun laws like universal background checks.
Abdel Rahman had told AFP that seven civilians, including two children, were killed in Russian air attacks on Idlib province late Thursday.
Asked if he agreed with Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said: “Well, in concept”.
“If they don’t help us, people will lose trust in our supporters, and this will increase extremism”.
Russian jets appeared to be primarily bombing central and northwestern Syria, strategic regions that are the gateway to Assad’s strongholds in the capital of Damascus and the coast.
The US policy so far is very specific.
It questioned whether Russia’s primary concern is attacking ISIS or propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ongoing deliberations publicly.