Moscow, October 24 (RHC)-- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States could be open to joint cooperation on bombing missions in Syria. On Thursday, Putin said any military partnership with the U.S. could hopefully lead to a diplomatic opening for resolving the Syrian conflict.
The Russian president said: "I hope we will be able to do this. If the military people can come to an agreement between themselves, and they seem to be the most responsible people, it means that a certain agreement can also be reached at the political level."
Putin’s comments follow a visit to Moscow earlier this week by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia launched airstrikes in Syria last month, targeting the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The Russian military attacks are carried out with the approval and coordination of the Syrian government.