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    White House Not Ruling Out Cooperation With Russia Against Daesh - Spokesman

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    According to the White House press secretary, Donald Trump's administration does not exclude from consideration cooperating with Moscow in combating Daesh in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The administration of President Donald Trump does not exclude from consideration cooperating with Moscow in combating Daesh in Syria, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday.

    "The plan [to destroy Daesh] continues to evolve. I am not going to start to rule out one country," Spicer said when asked whether cooperation with Russia in combatting the terror group is off the table.

    Spiced also said Trump has been "very clear in the past, if the country shares our commitment to defeating ISIS [Daesh] and we can work with them in an area of shared, mutual concern, then we will do so."

    Earlier on Monday, US media reported Trump's national security team was no longer considering any further collaboration with Russia against Daesh in Syria, citing former officials and current advisers familiar with the Defense Department plan.

    On February 27, Secretary of Defense James Mattis presented Trump the defense Department's 30-day review on defeating Daesh.

    The plan will be funded under the Trump administration's budget that increases US military spending by $54 billion, according to the White House.


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    • QuantumParadox
      They better be, they promised it during 1 year and a half in their rallies, they were supposed to normalized their relation with Putin.
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      Eudoxiain reply toQuantumParadox(Show commentHide comment)
      QuantumParadox, Exactly, I believe Trump is still deeply infected by diehard neocon leftovers in his administration he needs to clean out asap. At least Sessions is getting rid of the Oboma appointed AGs that's a step in the right direction. General Joseph Dunford who as far as I am aware is still head of the military knows the situation in Syria inside and out and underwent fierce battles during Senate Armed Services Committee Hearings specially by McCain and Graham. Ashton Carter is gone thank gone because he was a neocon clueless stooge. I am hoping Dunford is not and actually does have the best interests not the national interests (which is the elites) of the US Republic not US corporation at heart. Time will tell and we shall see.
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