Friday, May 31, 2013

US And Germany Urge Russia To Not Send Missiles And Weapons To Assad's Syrian Military

US And Germany Urge Russia Not To Arm Syria Military -- BBC

The US and Germany have called on Russia not to supply Syria's military with an advanced missile system they say could prolong the conflict there.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the delivery of Russian weaponry would have a "profoundly negative impact" and put Israel's security at risk.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle urged Moscow not to hinder the chances of mooted peace talks.

The US and Russia are pushing for talks in Geneva aimed at ending the conflict.

Mr Kerry and Mr Westerwelle held talks in Washington the day after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a Russian contract to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system was being implemented, without confirming any deliveries.

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More News On The U.S. And Germany Urging Russia To Not Arm The Syrian Military

US, Germany to Russia: Don't send Assad missiles -- Bloomberg Businessweek/AP
US, Germany to Russia: Don't hurt Syria peace efforts -- Jerusalem Post/Reuters
German FM warns Russia S-300 shipment 'totally wrong' -- YNet News
German FM blasts arms sales to Assad -- Jerusalem Post/Reuters
The price will be high, but the solution to Syria lies in Moscow -- Ehud Barak, National Post

My Comment: Russia regards Assad as a loyal ally .... they are not going to abandon him.

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