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US-Russia push Syria solution, Assad vows to ‘annihilate terrorists’

Posted By yihan On June 29, 2012 @ 2:44 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RT [1]
Friday, June 29, 2012

The US secretary of state and her Russian counterpart will push to find common ground on the Syrian conflict at a summit in St Petersburg. The meeting comes as bomb blasts struck Damascus and Syrian President Assad pledged to “annihilate terrorists.”

The two powers are expected to discuss Kofi Annan’s unity government plan ahead of a crucial meeting on Syria in Geneva on Saturday, which will bring together UN Security Council members, European and some Middle East countries.

Annan’s plan does not call for Assad’s ouster, but pushes for the creation of a transitional government that would exclude figures that jeopardize stability.

Washington is a strong advocate of a political transition plan in Syria that stipulates the removal of President Assad. However, Russia categorically opposes the idea that other countries should dictate the future of Syria, believing that the decision is up to Syrians themselves.

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[1] RT: http://www.rt.com/news/clinton-lavrov-syria-summit-025/

[2] Russia says Assad could go in Syria settlement: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-assad-could-go-in-syria-settlement.html

[3] Russia lifts nationals out of Syria. Moscow, Iran arm Assad for major armored push: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-lifts-nationals-out-of-syria-moscow-iran-arm-assad-for-major-armored-push.html

[4] Russia says would support Assad departure from power, if decision reached by Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-says-would-support-assad-departure-from-power-if-decision-reached-by-syria.html

[5] Assad vows Syria will defeat ‘foreign conspiracy’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-vows-syria-will-defeat-foreign-conspiracy.html

[6] Iran FM warns of vacuum in Syria if Assad regime is toppled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-fm-warns-of-vacuum-in-syria-if-assad-regime-is-toppled.html

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