How Trump and Vladimir Putin could escalate a crisis in Europe by escalating it in Syria, according as experts.
As tensions between the U.S. and Russia mount, the United States is ramping up its air strikes against ISIS in Syria to counter the advance of Russian forces and other foes.
The latest attack on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) comes as President Donald Trump and Putin sign a new arms deal to bolster Russia’s air capabilities in Syria.
Trump has been in power since taking office in January and has escalated the conflict with Putin, who has repeatedly warned that the U,S.
is seeking to create “a no-fly zone” in Syria and has warned that Washington has no intention of dropping its own bombs.
Putin said Monday he wants to see more U.N. monitors and monitors from outside the conflict zone.
He said he expects the U.,S.
will continue to be the guarantor of stability in Syria “because it’s our only option” in the conflict.
“We are not talking about a no-bomb zone in Syria,” he said.
“But, of course, a no bomb zone is the best thing for the future of the Syrian people and the future for the world.”
Putin, who is in the U the same day Trump signed the $400 billion arms deal, said the U-S.
must ensure that “no-fly zones and other safe havens for terrorists, terrorist organizations, and the sponsors of terrorism” are not created.
On Tuesday, Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office, where they discussed the future role of the U and Russian militaries.
Trump and the Russian leader also discussed Syria.