As reported by Censor.NET citing TASS, this was announced by the White House spokesperson Josh Earnest.
Answering a question on what happens if Russia does not join the U.S.-led international coalition conducting the anti-terrorist operation in Iraq and Syria and supports Assad, he said that this will isolate it from the international community even more.
"We would welcome constructive Russian contributions to our anti-ISIL campaign. There are more than 60 countries who are participating in that effort, and we would welcome constructive Russian support for those efforts," Earnest said at a press briefing in the White House on Friday.
At the same time, Earnest believes that Russia's interests in Syria do not contradict those of the rest of the world. Russia is interested in success of this anti-terrorist operation, Earnest said as quoted by TASS. According to him, Russia would like to see successful implementation of the Islamic State liquidation strategy, reiterating that Assad should go.
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