'Trump’s desire to work with Russia against Daesh is hopeful'

US President Donald Trump’s willingness to conduct joint airstrikes between US and Russian forces against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria “is a hopeful indication,” says a former US Senate policy adviser and diplomat.

“The United States, under the Trump administration, is willing to work with the Russians,” said James Jatras, who is also a specialist in international relations and legislative politics in Washington.

“This is something that he said during the campaign he wants to do; not only in order to improve ties with Moscow, but to work against what he sees as a common enemy,” Jatras told Press TV on Tuesday.

Terrorist groups have been afflicting Syria for almost 6 years now and unfortunately the administration of former President Barack Obama supported them, he added.

The United States is open to carrying out joint military operations with Russia in its fight against Daesh in Syria, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer…

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