'It's important to save Syria' Dmitry Peskov - BBC News
Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov gave an exclusive interview to BBC Hardtalk just a few hours ago. He told the BBC's Stephen Sackur that Russia's motives were not just to prop up the Assad regime.
It’s Official: Obama Rejects Fighting Terrorism in Syria
25 October, 2015
His actions say it all. In over a year of bombing, US warplanes struck zero Syrian and Iraqi terrorist targets – none. It’s unsurprising he rejected Putin’s offer to cooperate in fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups.
We are ready to back the patriotic opposition, including the so-called Free Syrian Army, with our air support (in jointly fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups).
However, Washington is refusing to inform us of the locations of the terrorists and where the opposition is based. The most important thing for us is to find people who will be true representatives of the armed groups who will confront terrorism among other things (serving the interests of Syrian people, not foreign powers).
We have to make them choose their own process for how their country should live on and protect the interests of every confessional, ethnic or political group.
Unfortunately all our ‘partners’ (sic) have failed up to now to identify a serious opposition that has no links to terror, no links with extremist organizations, no links with ISIL, Al Qaeda and others.