The fatal flaw in Russia's support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad

Russia's prime minister claimed on Sunday that "irresponsible US policy" had enable Isis to further establish its power in Syria in recent years.

Releasing a statement on the Russian government's English language website, Dimitry Medvedev (pictured below) claimed that instead of trying to destabilise Bashar al-Assad, the US and its allies should have focused on fighting terrorism.

Rather than cooperating on the fight against terrorism, America and its allies began fighting the legitimately elected president of Syria, Bashar Assad.

The reasonable policy in the Middle East, whether it is Syria, Egypt or Iraq, should consist in supporting the legitimate authorities which can ensure the integrity of the nation rather than continue to destabilise the situation.

  • Dimitry Medvedev
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