02:15 GMT06 December 2020
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    The US is in talks with its partners within the ISSG to formulate plans to end the violence in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Washington is talking with US partners in the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) to formulate plans to end the violence in Syria after ending bilateral cooperation with Russia, US Department of State deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

    "With regard to the way forward in the civil war in Syria, we’re talking to like-minded allies and partners within the ISSG and we’re meeting internally as a government to plot out next steps," Toner told reporters.

    Teams of US officials are reviewing diplomatic, intelligence and military options, among others, to address the conflict in Syria, Mark Toner added.

    “The interagency, the departments of agencies, are discussing diplomatic, military intelligence and economic options [in Syria],” Toner told reporters.

    At the same time, the United States is weighing unilateral military options to address the crisis in Syria, US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday.

    “We always consider unilateral options when looking at a situation like Syria… and we are now,” Toner stated when asked if the Washington was considering unilateral military options.

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