Monday, June 29, 2015

Russia Reiterates Its Support Of The Syrian Regime Of President Bashar Assad

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (back to camera) attend a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 29, 2015.Reuters/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Deutsche Welle: Russia pledges to support Syrian government in surprise meeting

Russia has promised to support Syria's government "politically, economically and militarily." President Vladimir Putin also called on the Middle East to unite against the 'Islamic State' (IS).

Speaking in the Russian capital of Moscow on Monday, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said he received the pledge of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a surprise meeting with his Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Quashing rumors that Russia would no longer support Assad, Putin said on Monday that his country's policy "which is intended to support Syria, Syria's leaders and its people, remains unchanged."

"We are convinced that in the end the Syrian people will be victorious," Putin said.

WNU Editor: This meeting was a surprise. My guess is that the Syrian government wants more support .... and it looks like they are going to get it. But while everyone is smiles and happy handshakes, I suspect that many in the Kremlin are now making bets amongst themselves on how long Bashar Assad will actually last.

More News On Russia Reiterating Its Support Of The Syrian Regime Of President Bashar Assad

Syria says Russia promises wide range of support -- Reuters
Putin pledges support for Syria's Assad -- AP
Putin Reiterates Russia's Support To Syrian Regime -- Radio Free Europe
Putin Reiterates Russia's Support of Syrian People and Leadership -- Sputnik
Russia to Help Syria Solve Economic Problems, Strengthen Defense – Lavrov -- Sputnik
Putin pledges Russia's support to Syrian president Bashar Assad and urges all Middle East nations to fight ISIS -- Daily Mail
Putin reinforces support of Syrian government -- UPI


James said...

I think they are telling Assad "that's it, we're doing no more than we've done before.", in other words throwing in the towel.

carl said...

Without Assad, Qatar and the Saidis will run gas and oil pipes across Syria and to Europe in record time, cutting into Russian market share and possibly eliminating Europe's need for Russian supply entirely.

Only a fool would think Putin would let that happen.

Not to say Putin wants Assad to win. Putin doesn't want Iranian gas and oil crossing Syria any more than Arab product.

Unknown said...

it wont be allowed assad be suppported with even better and more weapons

Jay Farquharson said...

WNU Editor,

It's going to be a long war.

Because of IDF support for the head choppers of Al Nusra, Israeli Druze are quitting the IDF and both they and the Syrian Golan Heights Druze are attacking IDF support convoys for Al Nusra with rocks and riots.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Druze have quit the sidelines and signed up on Assad's side. That's a potential 100,000 hardy mountain fighters, plus their kin in Lebanon.

When Turkey attacks the YPG in support of ISIS, the Kurds and the pockets of FSA in Eastern Syria will have no choice but to side with Assad.

If Ergodan can't form a Coelition, and loses the fall election, the current Turkish Opposition Parties have promised to close the border to ISIS, Al Nusra and the FSA, plus the hundreds of recruiting and training camps in Turkey.

Barring an assasination or Coup, Assad's going to be around quite a while longer.

War News Updates Editor said...

Jay .... I say 3 - 4 years .... and like Lebanon when they had their civil war .... some form of peace/ceasefire agreement will be done that will divide the country into various fiefdoms and sectarian control .... and Assad .... if he survives .... will be a President that controls a small part of the country.

The people that I know in China and Russia are far more pessimistic ... they predict less than 2 years .... and a collapse/defeat of the Alawite community and their supporters. Groups like the Druze may survive .... and Israel has already indicated that they will support them. What that support may mean .... I guess time will tell.

Now in regards to Turkey .... what a piece of work that country is now playing in this mess.

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