Russia prevents the US to dominate, said the American General

© AFP 2018 / Saul LoebГенерал Joseph Votel, head of the Central command of the armed forces of the United States, during a hearing of the armed services Committee in the Congress building on Capitol hill. 27 Feb 2018Russia prevents the US to dominate, said the American General© AFP 2018 / Saul Loeb

Russia prevents the US to dominate the air in the middle East because of its anti-aircraft missiles, said the head of the Central command of the armed forces of the USA General Joseph Votel, the Committee of the house of representatives on the armed forces. This is evidenced by the 45-page report Votel.

According to the document, the biggest threats to US are Iran, Russia and China, the latter of which, in the opinion of the General, could undermine the leading position of Washington.

«The increase in the number of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems in the region threatens our ability to dominate the airspace», — said in the report.

Votel also pointed to the almost complete defeat of the IG* without mentioning the role of Russia, which operated in Syria at the invitation of the official authorities, in the destruction of the terrorist group. Instead, the General made several allegations, in particular, he argued that Moscow allegedly stirs up conflict in the country.

Moreover, Votel expressed dissatisfaction with the Russian influence in Central Asia because of «the United States has less military capabilities» and this can harm the security of NATO in Afghanistan.

* Banned in Russia as a terrorist organization

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