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Russia Wants To ‘Force’ A ‘Peaceful Political Solution’ In Syria

By Ali Gharib  

"Russia Wants To ‘Force’ A ‘Peaceful Political Solution’ In Syria"

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Despite reports that Russian naval forces will visit their port in Syria, signs point to growing Russian discontent with the civil war there. Once a staunch backer of Syria’s sovereignty, on Monday President Vladimir Putin told reporters, “We must do as much as possible to force the conflicting sides to reach a peaceful political solution to all contentious questions.” Representatives of the Syrian National Council, the main opposition umbrella group, met yesterday with the foreign ministry in Moscow and a Russian official Monday vowed to suspend new arms sales to President Bashar Al Assad’s government.

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