Russia says it wants to collaborate with the US to defeat Al-Nusra in Syria

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December 23, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

MOSCOW, Russia – Head of the Russian delegation to the talks on Syria in Astana, the Russian president’s envoy on the Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentyev, told TASS on Saturday that he hopes the US will collaborate with Russia to defeat Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria.

“We have a positive experience in joint work fighting the IS [ISIS],” the diplomat said.

“I hope for similar work in fighting other terrorist organizations, including Jabhat Al-Nusra.”

“We want to see our American counterparts in a boat together with us, so that we would sail in a correct direction,” he said. “It is a different thing that the current situation may be not that favorable. This comes from various inner problems in the U.S.”

“We support contacts, we are working with the U.S. counterparts, and we hope common sense will prevail and we shall be moving together,” the diplomat said. “When together, we can achieve much more”.

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