Russia warns Assad may face sad fate

2011-08-04 21:14

Moscow - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned Syria's ruler that he will face a "sad fate" if he fails to introduce reforms and open a peaceful dialogue with the opposition.

Medvedev said on Thursday in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that he has encouraged Syrian President Bashar Assad to carry out quick reforms and talk to the opposition. Medvedev said that if Assad fails to do that he will face a "sad fate".

His comments followed a statement by a senior Russian diplomat signalling that Moscow might drop its opposition to a UN Security Council resolution criticising Syria.

Last month, Russia and China had threatened to veto a UN resolution that would condemn the violence in Syria, which would effectively block the vote.

  • letsee - 2011-08-04 21:20

    Welcome Russia, we need you to get this world rid of Assad and those alike him.

      Anton - 2011-08-05 09:10

      letsee, EXACTLY !!

  • WATCHMAN - 2011-08-04 21:57

    Hey I think this could lead up to the prophecy in Isaiah being fulfilled where Damascus will no longer exist. Perhaps they'll nuke themselves!! Isa 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

      Romans8 - 2011-08-04 22:00

      mmmmm Watchman you may have a point there. Damascus the oldest continuous city in the world set for the fall right at the end, perhaps just before the Day of the Lord!

  • slg - 2011-08-05 01:58

    He's past that point of no return already. Too many people have been harmed and killed by his brutal regime, under his brutal decisions. He issued the commands.

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