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Russia has Syrian guarantees on WMD

2012-08-23 19:21

Moscow - The Russian Foreign Ministry's point man on Syria says Moscow has guarantees from the Syrian government that it will not use or move its chemical weapons.

Speaking in an interview to The Associated Press on Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Russia is working closely with the Syrian government to make sure its arsenal of chemical weapons remains securely in place and does not fall into the hands of terrorists.

President Barack Obama warned earlier this week that the United States might be forced to intervene in the Syrian civil war if the Syrian government were to use or move such weapons of mass destruction.

Gatilov said Russia is in full agreement with the Americans on the need to prevent Syria's chemical weapons from being used.

Comments
  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-23 20:16

    NEVER trust a dictator, their word means NOTHING !!!

      sansagain.sansagain - 2012-08-26 19:58

      let's make Anthony the next Syrian president.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-08-26 20:20

      Sanseagain.sanseagain,andagainandagainandagain, You don't understand what this uprising is about, it is exactly, that the Syrians no longer want to be treated like children, and want to decide themselves on their destiny !!

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-23 20:40

    Putin-speak: We'll arm the unelected dictator of Syria, help him destroy all demands for free and fair elections, because we don't like these elections ourselves, but we'll draw a line at WMD's because the freer world has drawn the line there.

      imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-24 11:35

      Fred if your world did not impose dictators like Mubarak and Assad's father on us, we would have taken over those governments long time ago. Just have free and fair elections in Qatar, Saudi, UAE and I am 1000% true believers will win as they did in Gaza and you will move the goal posts and tell us that winning is not everything. You guys are still crying now for Mubarak.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-24 16:14

      Time you educated yourself and dropped your pseudo-victimhoom. Innocent Muslims are being slaughtered and maimed right under your nose by JIhadists and unelected dictators, while you choose to numb yourself with these immature, faulty beliefs.

      imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-24 17:21

      We not zionists, we have no need to be permanent victims, that's why we fight our own wars and use all means to break the yolk of injustice.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-24 18:30

      By putting yourself into the group of people who project a Zionist enemy, you are making yourself out to be a victim at the hands of those Zionists.

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