Assad `Cannot Last' in Syria as Russia Escalates, Carter Says

  • Russia pouring gasoline on fire, U.S. defense secretary says
  • Vows U.S. will counter `malign' Russian influene in Ukraine

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “regime cannot last” even as Russia’s airstrikes inflame the country’s war, and the U.S. will counter Russian influence in Ukraine, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.

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