In an attempt to deflect criticism of Russia for blocking a UN Security Council resolution urging Assad to give up power, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Western states were stirring up trouble in Syria, where Assad has pursued a violent crackdown since March on protests against his 11-year rule."Western states inciting Syrian opposition to uncompromising actions, as well as those sending arms to them, giving them and direction, are participating in the process of fomenting the crisis," Itar-Tass news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying.He did not specify which nations were arming Syrian rebels.Ryabkov, speaking on a visit to Colombia, said Russia would take "drastic measures" if the West kept trying to intervene in Syria's internal affairs through the Security Council."The UN council is not a tool for in internal affairs and is not the agency to decide which government is to be next in one country or another," Ryabkov said. "If our foreign partners don't understand that, we will have to use drastic measures to return them to real grounds."Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is almost certain to win a presidential election in March, warned the West not to meddle in the affairs of Syria, or those of Russia.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Russia Accuses West Of Syrian Involvement
If Russia believes the West is involved, then you can bet that Syria believes the same. Based on what Assad has been saying for several months, we can expect to see some kind of aggression into Israel soon: