The White House has issued a response to the ominous statement made by Russia that they would consider planes that are part of the US-led Syrian coalition as targets after a Syrian jet was shot down this weekend.
“The escalation of hostility among all of the factions operating there doesn’t help anybody,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. “So making sure people understand we want to deescalate the situation there … and understand we’ll always preserve the right of self-defense.”
Syria has been the key sticking point in peaceful relations between the US and Russia, as Russia is a key ally to Syrian President Bashar Assad in the fight against rebel groups that are backed by the US.
“We’re going to do what we can to protect our interests, and this is something we’ll continue to keep the lines of communication open,” Spicer said. “ISIS represents a threat to all nations so we’ve got to do what we can to work with partners and we’ll continue to keep an open line of communication with the Russians.”
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