U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton made an official visit to Yerevan, Armenia this week after making a brief stop in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Bolton began his visit by meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan; they would discuss a number of topics, including the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and Syrian War.
Upon hearing about Armenia’s upcoming humanitarian mission to Syria, the U.S. official warned the Armenian Prime Minister against getting militarily involved inside the country.
“The prime minister said this was not going to be military assistance, it would be purely humanitarian,” he said at a press conference following his meeting, as quoted by the Azatutyan daily.
“I think that’s important. It would be a mistake for anybody else to get involved militarily in the Syrian conflict at the moment,” Bolton continued.
“There are already … seven or eight different combatant sides. To get involved with anyone of them for any other country would be a mistake,” he would add.
The U.S. has warned several allied and enemy states against participating in Syria’s reconstruction until a political settlement is reached.
Despite these warnings, the Russian Federation, Islamic Republic of Iran, and China have already begun contractual work inside Syria.