Syrian war: Russia's approach is to contribute in violence – Carter on Syria

16:04 Sep. 28, 2016

Russia's approach is to contribute in violence – Carter on Syria

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (C) inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 18, 2016 (GettyImages Photo)

‘We strongly object and trying to get Russians to take different path', US Secretary of Defense said

The United States is not trying to inflame the civil war in Syria, or to see it won militarily, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday, September 27.

According to him, the only thing Washington is pursuing is a political settlement. Russia, however, has taken a different approach.

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‘Their approach has been to contribute to the violence, directly contribute to the violence as well as indirectly by supporting the regime committing acts of severe violence', Carter claimed.

He said that this approach would not lead to the end of the civil war.

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‘That is not the way it is going to work and that is why it is - a path that can lead only to more violence.  And that is why we so strongly object to it and are trying to get the Russians to take a different path', Carter stated.

The US and Russia have been in talks on the settlement of the Syrian war for a long time, without reaching a solid agreement. 

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