Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the attack helicopters Russia is sending to Syria may dramatically escalate the conflict in that country. The Secretary made the comments at her joint appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The two leaders also discussed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and Iran’s nuclear program. This event was hosted by the Brookings Institution’s Middle East Center.
President Peres is in Washington to accept the Medal of Freedom from President Obama at a White House dinner on Wednesday.