U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the priority for Washington in Syria is fighting international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This opinion he expressed on Saturday, April 8, in an interview with CBS News.
According to him, the first step is to eliminate the extremist group, and then “deal with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.” “As soon as the ISIS threat will decrease or be eliminated, I think we will be able to pay immediate attention to the stabilization of the situation in the country,” said Tillerson.
The Secretary added that Washington still hopes to end the civil war in Syria. In his opinion, it is necessary to bring warring parties to negotiations. “We hope that Russia chooses to play a constructive role in supporting the ceasefire in Syria by holding talks in Astana in Geneva,” added Tillerson.
On the night of 7 April, the United States by order of the President of Donald trump has struck cruise missiles on the airfield shirt, which is use by government forces of Syria. The shelling began after the Syrian opposition about the alleged use of loyal Assad forces of chemical weapons in Idlib province, which killed 80 people. Damascus has denied any involvement in the incident.
5 APR trump has promised that the U.S. and its allies destroy ISIS and thereby protect civilization. According to the American leader, he is “working very hard” to bring peace to the middle East.
The administration of the tramp before the incident in Idlib belonged to the neutral Bashar al-Assad, saying the Syrian leader depends on the people of the Arab Republic.
The confrontation between Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow, has been running since 2011. The conflict escalated into full-scale civil war, which strengthened the terrorist organization, including banned in Russia as extremist grouping “Islamic state”. The international coalition led by the United States in 2014 is conducting in Syria operation against ISIS. The Russian space forces began strikes on militants in that country in the autumn of 2015.