Kerry: Grave concerns if Russian strikes don't target ISIS

2015-09-30 21:15
John Kerry (AP)

John Kerry (AP)

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New York - Secretary of State John Kerry says the US would have "grave concerns" if Russian military strikes in Syria are not targeting Islamic State (ISIS) nd that it would raise questions about Moscow's intentions.

Kerry's remarks at the UN Security Council come amid reports that Russian air strikes that began on Wednesday were conducted in parts of the country not controlled by ISIS, but Kerry did not explicitly confirm whether that was the case.

The US would welcome a "genuine commitment" by Russia to defeat Islamic State, but Kerry stressed "we must not and will not be confused in our fight against ISIS with support for Assad."

He vowed the US and its partners would continue air strikes against ISIS and would "dramatically accelerate" their efforts in the coming days.

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