The Obama administration is denying reports that Cuban troops have joined Russia’s military efforts in Syria.
“We’ve seen no evidence to indicate that those reports are true,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said flatly, when asked about the reports during the daily press briefing.
Earnest, however, signaled that it was likely that Russia would be looking for more nations to join its campaign to assist Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in maintaining power.
“The only people that are on their side right now is a neutered Syrian government and an Iranian government that no one wants to coordinate with,” Earnest said, referring to Russia.
Earnest boasted that the coalition built by Obama to fight ISIS in the region was much stronger.
“The United States is leading a international coalition of 65 countries including some of the other most powerful countries in the world that have made a substantial military commitment to this effort,” he said.