U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement today regarding the news that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suspended talks with Russia over the situation in Syria. In July, Sasse warned that “Russia is not a credible partner.” 

“Experience is an expensive teacher and this Administration is paying a high cost for learning what many already knew: Russia is not a credible partner in Syria. Is anyone surprised by this news? Moscow's primary goal in Syria  preserving the Assad regime  is fundamentally opposed to our objectives."