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April 16, 2012 2:37 pm

Russia: Moscow’s Support for Syria Like Washington’s Support for Israel

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev shaking hands. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Russian diplomats in Washington, trying to justify Moscow’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad to Senate staffers earlier this month, compared what Assad is doing in Syria to Israel’s policies in Gaza.

According to information based on staffers in the meeting, the central theme of the briefing — aimed at giving an overview of Russia’s Syrian policy — was that there was no reason for Moscow to stop supporting Assad because both the government and the opposition committed “crimes.”

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