Moscow would consider any request from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to send troops, as Washington frets over an alleged Russian military buildup in the war-torn country, a spokesman said on Friday.
In response to comments by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied reports that Russian combat troops were fighting with Syrian troops, but said Syria would ask for Russia’s help if needed.
If such a request is made, it will be “discussed and considered,” Peskov said.
Amid U.S. concerns over an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday urged Washington and its allies to engage the Syrian government as a “partner” in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.
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