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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday a Western failure to rein in violent Islamists in Syria had indefinitely delayed the resumption of peace talks.
Shoigu said that rebels backed by Western governments had been attacking civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, despite a pause in Russian and Syrian air attacks.
"As a result, the prospects for the start of a negotiation process and the return to peaceful life in Syria are postponed for an indefinite period," Shoigu said.
Saturday, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Obama administration will re-engage with Russia, as well as several other countries, in the hope of finding a way forward in Syria, now in its sixth year of a war that has left 500,000 people dead and 6.6 million internally displaced by the violence, according to the U.N.
In a wide-ranging interview with CBS News, Vitaly Churkin, Russia's U.N. ambassador and current president of the Security Council, said the sticking point in cease-fire negotiations is the U.S.'snability to separate the web of moderate opposition groups from terrorist organizations like Nusra Front, a former al Qaeda affiliate.
originally posted by: midicon
a reply to: Cygnis
Hey, it might be nice if someone pounded the snot out of Saudi Arabia but I don't think that is on the cards. What business does the US have in the ME anyway? It would seem that the only 'business' they have at the moment is one of constant regime change and proxy wars. Not to mention the destruction wrought and untold thousands murdered through Libya and Iraq.
“What we should do is focus on Isis. We should not be focusing on Syria,” said Trump as he dined on fried eggs and sausage at his Trump National Doral golf resort. “You’re going to end up in world war three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton,” Trump said.
"On November 1, Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff Army General Hulusi Akar is going to visit Russia upon the invitation of Russia’s Chief of the General Staff Army General Valery Gerasimov to discuss bilateral military cooperation, exchange views and assess the situation in the region," the statement reads.
That question is being answered daily as Turkey seems to be moving more in line with Russia and the Asian pivot .We are left wondering how Turkey is playing their cards in all of this but it seems the west does not want Turkey involved in the Mosul operation (strange) Syria and Russia are not saying much about what Turkey is doing in Syria at the moment as long as they stay away from Aleppo .
How about Russia having a military alliance with both Iran and Turkey?
originally posted by: Profusion
The turning point in my estimation was Russia's alliance with Iran concerning the Middle East.