Obama, Putin agreed on common interest in fight against ISIS in Syria, but Assad is not suitable partner in that - U.S. embassy

The U.S. position that Syrian President Bashar Assad is not a suitable partner in the fight against terrorism is unchanged, despite the statement of common interest in the fight against ISIS by the presidents of Russia and the U.S.
The U.S. position that Syrian President Bashar Assad is not a suitable partner in the fight against terrorism is unchanged, despite the statement of common interest in the fight against ISIS by the presidents of Russia and the U.S.

"I would simply reiterate that when President Obama met with President Putin, they agreed that the United States and Russia have a common interest in fighting ISIS in Syria. They agreed on the need for a channel between our militaries to ensure that misunderstandings between Coalition and Russian units are avoided. However, our position is clear that President Assad is not a suitable partner for the fight against terror and extremism in Syria," U.S. official William Stevens told Interfax on Sept. 30.

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