Russia warns U.S. over considering military interference in Syria this week, as well as the nation’s decision to delay an important meeting that would work at prepping for an upcoming peace talk conference. Russia is criticizing the U.S. for not showing “common sense,” again warning to avoid military intervention in the Middle Eastern country, Bloomberg notes this Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Russia is warning the U.S. — in plain terms, added the report — to not further delay any peace talk in Syria and to avoid any military conflict.
“We urge our American colleagues and all members of the international community to show common sense and strictly abide by international law,” the Russian Foreign Ministry recently said in a statement online. “We are expecting the U.S. to fulfill its obligations regarding preparations for this conference.”
The official warning and scheduled meeting meant to occur week between U.S. diplomats and Russian officials was one that was preparing to revive potential peace talks in Syria. The U.S. has postponed this talk as President Obama considers its “offensive options”, and decides whether the claims against Syria in using chemical weapons on the innocent are indeed true, said a spokesman for the State Department.
According to the national press release, the Russian Foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of State were supposed to meet in The Hague while prepping to discuss future peace negotiations concerning the civil war within Syria prior to the delay. The meeting would have in fact been the first Russian and American discussion since the reported chemical weapons attack occurred this month, killing over 1,300 people. Syria has continued to deny that any chemical strike on civilians occurred.
Another Russian lawmaker this week said that President Obama has become a "clone" of President Bush in becoming "another Middle East and war-loving Bush" over the controversial issue.
“We regret that our American partners decided to cancel the bilateral meeting,” said another Russian official this morning. “Fixing the parameters of a political settlement in Syria would be extremely useful now when the threat of military action hangs over the country.”
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