The United States urged Russia to prevent “unnecessary conflict” in Syria
WASHINGTON, October 6 — RIA Novosti, Tatyana Kalmykova. US calls on Russia to focus efforts on the fight against “Islamic state” and to prevent “unnecessary conflict”, informed RIA Novosti the representative of the Pentagon in response to a request to comment on statements of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation on the situation in the Syrian al-Tape.
“We urge the regime (of Syrian authorities — ed.) and Russia to focus on the IG* and to prevent unnecessary conflict, which will distract from this mission and will contribute to further instability in Syria,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, “the United States continues to strive for successful conflict prevention in all operations, but remain ready to respond in self-defense of US troops and our partners.”
Earlier official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the border of Syria and Jordan near the base of the USA in Et Tape turned into one hundred km “black hole”, where attacking units. As said Konashenkov, the Pentagon has repeatedly stated that there are undercover tactical aviation and MLRS instructors are USA, UK and Norway engaged in the training of militants of the “New Syrian army”.
According to him, over half of the U.S. military base on the Syrian-Jordanian border knows about any operations of the Americans against the militants. Konashenkov also said that more Syrian troops with the support of the Russian space forces moving East of the country, destroying ISIS in the province of Deir ez-Zor, the bigger problem is the presence in their rear, the American military base in the village of al-TANF.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.