Tillerson said that Russia’s military operation in Syria was a success
WASHINGTON, October 26. /TASS/. The anti-terrorist operation of the Russian Armed forces in Syria was a success. It is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, speaking Thursday with its accompanying journalists in Geneva, where he paid a visit in the framework of foreign trips.
In Washington the transcript of the statements of foreign Minister of the USA was announced by his press service.
From Tillerson asked whether he agrees with the opinion of those European diplomats, who called Iran’s actions in Syria in triumph. “I don’t consider Syria as a triumph for Iran. Iran was not particularly successful in the release areas (of Syria against extremists and terrorists),” — said the chief of American diplomacy.
“Successfully operates the Russian government is offering significant support from the air forces of the Syrian regime. He has his share of success,” he further said Tillerson. However, he argued that “tremendous progress” achieved in the destruction of the insurgents in Syria the United States also with its partners in the coalition military operation against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
“So I don’t think that Iran, by whatever way necessary to put credit for the defeat of ISIS in Syria. I think he probably in some degree took advantage of the situation with his presence there,” added the Secretary of state.
Speaking October 16 at a meeting with Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman in tel Aviv, the defense Minister of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the operation in Syria “goes to completion”. Moscow launched the campaign on 30 September 2015 after receiving the relevant treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.