Bombing Assad not in US interests, but ‘options’ aren’t off the table – White House
6 October, 2016, 23.18 MSKT
The US says bombing the Assad forces is unlikely to reduce violence, but nothing can be taken off the table. Previously, a report alleged that Washington was planning to hit the Syrian Army, prompting a warning from Russia against any missile or air strikes.
“The president has discussed in some details why military action against the Assad regime to try to address the situation in Aleppo is unlikely to accomplish the goals that many envisioned now in terms of reducing the violence there,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Thursday.
Even more so, he said, striking the Syrian government forces might be counter to America’s national interests.
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