Us to hold military talks with Russia over Syria crisis: John Kerry
Sept.18, Washington: The US is planning direct talks between Russian and American military officials soon over Russia's military buildup in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
President Barack Obama believes military-to-military discussions with Russia are an important next step as the U.S. and its allies seek to resolve a worsening Syria crisis.
The US and Russia differ sharply on Syria, and Washington has been concerned about Russia's increased military presence there. "We're looking for ways in which to find a common ground," Kerry said.
Moscow has meanwhile said that any request from Syria to send troops would be "discussed and considered".
Most military talks with Russia were suspended after Russia annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine.
The Oslo Times