US Seeks Iranian Help as #ISIS Strategy in Tatters

 

US and Western diplomats scrambled to cobble together a diplomatic strategy to end the war in Syria on Saturday after the latest humiliating blow to their military plan. Secretary of State John Kerry and his European counterparts reached out to traditional foe Iran on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.  Iran and Russia back Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, whom Washington sees as the instigator of a civil war that has left half his country in the hands of the Islamic State group.Unwilling to countenance a peace process that would leave Assad in power after he alienated or killed so many of his people, the US has backed small “moderate” rebel groups.

Source: US Seeks Iranian Help as ISIS Strategy in Tatters – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva

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