Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Obama will never let Putin defeat ISIS

The visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Qatar has revived the talks about the so-called "Putin's plan" of which the president spoke in late June. According to this "plan", Russia proposes to create a broad coalition with the participation of Syrian, Iraqi armies, the Kurds and several countries of the region. However, the US strategy comes contrary to Russian plans. Barack Obama said that US Armed Forces had the right to respond to any hostile actions taken against the Syrian "moderate" opposition.

In addition, the States will support the opponents of Bashar al-Assad. The US thus hinders the implementation of the Russian plan. According to Sergei Lavrov, when the United States announced the creation of a coalition to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Washington obtained the agreement of the Iraqi government, but did not ask the consent of Damascus. According to Lavrov, the Russian administration pointed out the illegitimacy and counterproductivity of such an approach back then.

Air strikes are not enough and one needs to form a coalition of those who stand together to counter the terrorist threat. It goes about the armies of Syria, Iraq and the Kurds. Moscow wants to win a mandate of the UN Security Council for the coalition that would struggle against the Islamic State. Reportedly, Russian President Putin intends to make an adequate statement at the opening of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in late September.