McCain: Kerry’s plan to cooperate with Russians "delusional"
John McCain and Lidndsey Graham
Date: 2016-07-17 10:26
Republican Sens. John McCain and Lidndsey Graham said that Secretary of State John Kerry’s plan to cooperate with Russians in Syria is little more than "grovelling," and also called the plan "delusional."
In a joint press statement, McCain and Graham pressed for President Barack Obama to "terminate" Secretary Kerry’s dangerous scheme to help Russia prop up murderous Assad regime in Syria.
McCain and Graham noted that the newly proposed agreement with Russia to share targeting information on al-Nusra Front follows the same sort of feckless policy that has kept Assad in power, even after Assad turned peaceful protests into bloody war.
John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday in what is being billed as a last-chance effort by the Obama administration to achieve a breakthrough with Russia on the Syria conflict before President Obama leaves office.
It is worth reminding that the two Republican senators also criticised the deal struck by the US and Russia regarding the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile in 2013. McCain and Graham said then the deal would give the Assad regime, time "to delay and deceive" while the country’s war continued.