Här presenteras Saudiarabiens prins Bandars besök i Moskva på ett annat sätt än i de två översta artiklarna som det länkas till i gårdagens inlägg på den här bloggen. Press TV – Saudi Arabia offers Russia economic incentives to end Syria support
Saudi Arabia has offered Russia a package of economic incentives if Moscow agrees to scale back its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Middle East sources said on Wednesday that the proposed deal was set out by Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week, Reuters reported.
Syrian opposition sources close to Saudi Arabia said Prince Bandar offered to buy up to USD 15 billion of Russian weapons as well as ensuring that Persian Gulf gas would not challenge Russia’s gas sales to Europe.
In return, Saudi Arabia wants Moscow to lessen its strong support for the Syrian government and to agree not to block any future United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Syria.
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, could not immediately be reached on Wednesday for comment about the meeting and the proposed deal.
Skulle tro att det mest handlar om en ansiktsräddar-strategi att föra fram det på det här sättet.
Press TV – Clashes between Syrian army and militants continue in Aleppo
Clashes continue between Syrian troops and foreign-backed militants on the outskirts of the northern city of Aleppo following significant gains by the army against the armed groups.
The clashes erupted near the Syrian Air Force intelligence building in the al-Layramun district on Wednesday when the militants were moving towards two major Shia villages of Nabul and Zahraa near Aleppo.
Press TV – Russia demands UN censure of Kurds massacre by Syria militants
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the UN Security Council to “unambiguously” censure the mass killing of Syrian Kurds by foreign-backed radical militants fighting the Damascus government.
Reacting to the slaughter of nearly 450 Kurd civilians in northern Syria by al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militant, Lavrov on Wednesday referred to the move as a “terror attack,” insisting that the international community must send a clear and unambiguous message to condemn the killing of civilians in Syria by foreign-sponsored forces that oppose the country’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Reports Islamists massacre 450 Kurds in Syria, including 120 kids
Det här uttalandet skulle kunna tolkas som att vara i linje med vad Thierry Meyssan säger, att USA, och nu också Saudiarabien, är inställda på en förhandlingslösning och att få ett slut på striderna.
voiceofrussia.com – Assad’s fall in Syria is a grave threat to US security – CIA official
The war in Syria poses the greatest threat to US security because of the risk of the government falling and the country becoming a weapons-rich haven for Al-Qaeda, a CIA official says.
CIA second-in-command Michael Morell gave the assessment in an interview published Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal as he prepares to retire after 33 years with the agency.
Morell said there are now more foreign fighters flowing into Syria each month to take up arms with Al Qaeda-affiliated groups than there were going to Iraq to fight with Al-Qaeda at the height of the war there.
The Syrian government’s weapons ”are going to be up for grabs and up for sale” as they were in Libya when Moamer Kadhafi fell, he added.