You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

White House Slams Russia For Assad's 'Red Carpet Welcome'

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 21/10/2015 Chloe Angyal
ATHENA IMAGE © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images ATHENA IMAGE

ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday slammed Russia for its "red carpet" treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who made a rare visit to Moscow to see President Vladimir Putin.

"We view the red carpet welcome for Assad, who has used chemical weapons against his own people, at odds with the stated goal by the Russians for a political transition in Syria," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One.

More from Huffington Post

The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon