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Putin, Merkel push for political solution in Syria - SYRIA - FRANCE 24

AFP - Germany and Russia agreed on the need for a political solution to end the Syrian bloodshed, their leaders said here Friday, as Vladimir Putin warned the country could be on the brink of civil war.

The Russian president said the situation in strife-wracked Syria was "extremely dangerous" but underlined his opposition to military intervention, after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second leg of his first foreign tour since returning to the Kremlin.

Amid mounting pressure for Moscow to drop its resistance to tougher UN action on Syria, Putin, who was later due in Paris, warned at a joint press conference with Merkel: "You cannot do anything by force."

..."As far as arms supplies are concerned, Russia does not supply the weapons that could be used in a civil conflict," he said.



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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 1st, 2012 at 05:21:37 PM EST
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Russia and Germany getting together. Where have I seen this before? History buffs ... anything?

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by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 at 06:50:12 AM EST
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Don't go that far back: Iraq War.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 at 06:57:51 AM EST
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I bet he is referring to the Holy Alliance or perhaps the League of the Three Emperors.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jun 2nd, 2012 at 09:59:35 AM EST
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