Skip to comments.Syrian minister calls chemical weapons deal a Russian-won 'victory' over U.S.
Posted on 09/15/2013 10:00:01 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Syrian minister calls chemical weapons deal a Russian-won 'victory' over U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria's Minister for National Reconciliation said on Sunday that the chemical weapons agreement between Russia and the United States was a "victory" for Damascus, won by its Russian allies, and had taken away the pretext for war.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday in Geneva on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to account for his chemical weapons within a week. The deal may avert U.S. military strikes.
"This agreement, an achievement of Russian diplomats and the Russian leadership, is a victory for Syria won thanks to our Russian friends," Ali Haidar told Russian news agency RIA.
"We welcome this agreement. From one point of view, it will help Syrians exit the crisis, from another, it has prevented a war against Syria, having taken away the pretext for one from those who wanted to unleash (it)," he said.
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I'd say he has about right....surprised he's not gloating more....if Obama was in that position him and his minions would be all over the MSM.