Wednesday, 07 October 2015 22:17

John Kerry Raises Issue of Syria No-Fly Zone

Secretary of State John Kerry has raised the possibility of a no-fly zone in Syria to protect civilians even as President Barack Obama has consistently rejected the idea, several administration officials told CNN. Officials said Kerry has asked his staff to further develop the idea and raised the issue at a National Security Council meeting last week, where Obama discussed the U.S. strategy for stemming the bloody civil war in…
The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.NATO held an emergency meeting in Brussels of ambassadors from its 28 member states to respond to what Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called "unacceptable violations of Turkish airspace" after a Russian jet crossed its frontier…
Russia's bombing campaign in Syria is a "grave mistake" and its support for the regime will be judged by history, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Sunday. Unfortunately, Russia is making a grave mistake," he said. Given Moscow's friendly relations with Turkey, its actions in Syria are "worrying and disturbing," Erdogan said. The strikes will "isolate Russia in the region," he predicted. "What's Russia trying achieve there anyway?" Erdogan…
Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, David Cameron has said. The prime minister said Russian forces were not discriminating between Islamic State militants and others fighting the Syrian president. Earlier, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Russia's "unguided" bombing in Syria led to civilian deaths. US President Barack Obama has said Russia's strikes, which began on Wednesday, are "only strengthening" the IS position.…
Senator John McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee said l that the Russian strikes against individuals and groups trained by the United States is aimed primarily to prop up the Assad regime in an interview with CNN channel. McCain stresses that the American lukewarm reaction encouraged the Russians to carry out such attacks, adding that the US should tell the Russians “we are going to fly everywhere…
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