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‘Regime Change’ in Syria Not Off the Table – Russian MP
RIA Novosti ^ | 09/15/2013 | RIA Novosti

Posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:58 PM PDT by TexGrill

MOSCOW, September 15 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian-US deal on Syria, reached on Saturday, does not mean that Washington has dropped plans to impose regime change in Damascus, a senior Russian lawmaker said.

“The agreement on Syria should not create any illusions: it has hampered the US military strike but it does not mean the refusal from a “regime change” in Syria,” Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee of the Russian parliament’s lower house, said on Twitter.

Pushkov added that the deal deprives the Syrian rebels of the opportunity to use chemical weapons for provocations. “Now it will be clear that only they could have done this,” he said.

After weeks of intense diplomacy and almost three days of talks in Geneva between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry, the United States and Russia reached a landmark deal Saturday that will see all chemical weapons in war-torn Syria brought under international control and destroyed by mid-2014.

Pushkov said Saturday the deal was only “a step towards” a political solution to the conflict, and its implementation might stall if Moscow and Washington disagree on several key issues.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: russiasyria
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1 posted on 09/15/2013 11:36:58 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill
"My suspicion is that the Iranians recognise they shouldn't draw a lesson that [because] we haven't struck to think we won't strike Iran," - Barack Obama psycho babble

2 posted on 09/15/2013 11:41:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

America needs a “Regime Change” and soon. If left alone, odumbo will get us into a war (the one he so desperately wants) for no reason other than to protect his own ego.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 3:44:04 AM PDT by Progov
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