Hillary Clinton Supports Agreement with Russia on Syrian No-fly Zone

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  • 12:14 PM, October 14, 2015
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US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed her support for creating a no-fly zone in Syria on Tuesday as leverage to bring Russia to the negotiation table on joining the coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

The US should use diplomatic and military leverage to reach agreement with Russia over Syria, Clinton said.

"We need to make it clear that they've got to be part of the solution to try to end that bloody conflict and to provide safe zones so people are not going to have to be flooding out of Syria at the rate they are," President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state, told in the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The aim of the US policies on Syria should be to get the Russians to deal with everybody in the region to move forward toward a political solution, Clinton was quoted as saying by Washington Examiner today.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin would regret the country’s involvement in Syria,” Senator Bernie Sanders Clinton's main challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination said.

Russian Air Forces began precision airstrikes against Islamic State targets as the Syrian government has requested. Syria is in civil war since 2011. The Syrian forces fighting opposing extremist groups, including IS militant and the Nusra Front.

The US and its allies have supported the so-called moderate Syrian opposition group in its call for a regime change in Syria, since the beginning of the war.

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