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MOSCOW, August 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s top diplomat disagreed with his US counterpart in a phone conversation about the situation in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday.
In the conversation, requested by the United States, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Syria’s government was to blame for the use of chemical weapons in that country, but Lavrov rejected that viewpoint, the ministry said in a statement.
“Lavrov … rejected such an assessment and cited relevant arguments on the Russian side,” the statement said.
Western powers are considering armed intervention in the two-year civil war in Syria after hundreds of people were killed last week in the capital, Damascus, in an apparent nerve gas attack that the opposition claimed was performed by government forces.
The Syrian government quickly denied the allegations and said it had evidence of rebel groups using chemical weapons. America’s ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, wrote on Facebook on Monday that “the Syrian regime has chemical weapons. The opposition does not.”
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011 and later escalated into a civil war. More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict so far, according to United Nations estimates.
The United Nations Security Council has so far not authorized any military intervention in the Syrian crisis. Moscow, along with Beijing, has previously vetoed three UN Security Council resolutions condemning Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.
Russia has been Syria's most important ally during the civil war. Moscow has sent to Damascus some weapons that it said were being supplied under previously agreed deals.
Russia harshly criticized the United States on Tuesday for allegedly using “unproven excuses” to justify military action in Syria and said Moscow was “seriously disappointed” by Washington’s decision to put off a bilateral meeting to discuss the crisis.
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- Mikhail1228From Saudi Arabia?00:12, 28/08/2013Saturday on RT they showed some of the spent chemical weapons shells found in a tunnel beneath a Damascus suburb with markings indicating they were made in Saudi Arabia. Kerry reminds me a lot of when Colin Powell said Saddam had WMD's. A huge lie to get us into Iraq!
- BlizzardIrrelevant facts01:37, 28/08/2013American warmongers are on war footing and their war drums are already drumming and calling to the weapons. Now no more counts any reasoning or any evidence. Warmongers in US, UK, France and in Turkey are not only saving their face but their excitement of seeing people get killed. Some people have a lots of pleasure in that as it gives them feeling of being God like.
Now there is only one think left and this is that other side drums their war drums and prepare for serious counteraction. Syria needs a lot of S-300 and much more Pantsir systems which will shot down cruise missiles which are subsonic and low flying.
If US and their allays press with attack even before UN inspectors complete their job and as in case of Irak fabricate evidence used as pretext for attack than Russia should go ahead with immediate delivery of defense weapon systems.
However if the UN inspectors show beyond any shed of doubt that Assad's government indeed used poisonous gas than Russia should condemn such act and leave Assad to their fate. On other hand if the rebels are found to be responsible for this atrocity than they should be haunted down as a mad dogs.
It is my opinion that Russia (Putin) will do nothing as has not enough courage to do so. He is scared that this would cause Russian isolation.
- LocoIvanEh, you can do better.03:18, 28/08/2013I must say, your banal‘eye rolling’ verbose analytical diatribes are very entertaining and a joy to read!
However, the conclusion on this one was a bit weak. For entertainments sake, please put a little more effort in the form of that ‘from the gut’ Russian HATE when finding the decline of the West lurking in almost every daily headline.
It truly will make you feel better!
- tec123Russia will always be use and kicked around by the West.02:09, 28/08/2013Russia is a fool simple as that and cannot protect its interest aboard.
- Veselko3Putin boast a lot but has no guts to defend ally.10:42, 28/08/2013What a shame for Russia in front of the international community.
- cheruskDebunk 91116:42, 28/08/2013Had Russia and China debunk the self-inflicted terror attack of Manhattan as Ahmadinejad did, the world would now be at peace.
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