Mistake not to co-operate with Assad against ISIS - Putin

2015-09-28 18:53
Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the UN General Assembly. (AP)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the UN General Assembly. (AP)

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New York - Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is a mistake not to co-operate with the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad to defeat Islamic State (ISIS). 

Putin on Monday told the UN General Assembly that Assad's regime was the only one "truly fighting" ISIS. 

"We think it is an enormous mistake not to co-operate with the Syrian government and its forces who are confronting terrorism face to face," he said. 

Putin denounced those who claimed Russia's growing military involvement in Syria was about Moscow's global ambitions, saying that Russia "can no longer tolerate the current state of affairs in the world".

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