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BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – “The US wants to stay in Syria for a long time, if not for good,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a press conference with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders in Moscow on Tuesday.

“They say that this presence must be maintained until not only military tasks are resolved, but as long as a stable political process is not tied up, which must end up acceptable to all. For the US that is the transition of power which in return is a change of regime,” Lavrov said, despite adding the American-led coalition had contributed to the downfall of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

He also highlighted that “IS as a caliphate has not succeeded as a project” which is “primarily due to the actions of the Syrian army with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces.”

Source: Ruptly

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Sooner or later we’ll kick the US out.

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Sometimes I wish Russia’s Putin could be harder and make ultimatums. Don’t say US may never leave Syria – say US must vacate Syria or there will be repercussions. I know he doesn’t because he’s afraid it would start WW III, but it seems US wants that anyway, so maybe it will happen anyway!

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Everybpdy is wishing the same, but unfornatelly Russia is still weak, after Jeltcin. Unfornately.

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However Russia is catching up fast militarily. It is not fear that holds Russia back, it is common sense. When they are ready the U.S. will have to leave its encirclement of Russia or suffer the consequences. Of course the U.S. – and Israhell – understand this so they are doing all they possibly can to start the war before Russia is ready.

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The gamble is the big all out war. Russia and the EU know the possible consequences. The US gamble. And some do not think.

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Syria asked Russia’s help to avoid this from happening. Now Russia is accepting US occupation of Syria instead of protesting the US illegal invasion of Syria and warning it to leave or face the consequences. But obviousely what Russia wanted was simply to have a permanent naval and air force base on Syrian soil for its own interest not that of the Syrian state. Syria should throw the Russians out for breach of contract and invite Iran instead to help it regain its sovereignty and territorial integrity and throw out the US/Zionist colonial imperialist invaders and occupiers of Syrian sovereign… Read more »

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Do You want WWIII. US is toying with that. Russia does not want it for obvious reasons. Nuclear winter will not only eat the Western nations. Like Russia and the EU. But also Arabistan etc. And the US are just gambling without understanding.

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And they’re gambling without serious cards in their game : there are only 2500 US troops in Syria, mostly here to train SDF, take care of logistics (arms supplies) and some special forces… It’s not really like having 38,000 troops in S-Korea. +++ “Syria should throw the Russians out for breach of contract and invite Iran instead to help it regain its sovereignty and territorial integrity” => Do you think the bigotic Iranian regime really would want a secular Syria? l**o, ISIS wants a Sunni “caliphate”, Iran wants a Shia “caliphate”. Hey, Khamenei was the guy who translated Sayeed Qutb… Read more »