BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The U.S. is willing to ease the sanctions on Syria if Russia is able to curb Iran’s influence inside the Levantine nation, a new report from the Arabic language version of the Sputnik News Agency claimed.

The Sputnik report claimed that this topic will be discussed during the security meeting between the U.S., Russia, and Israel in Jerusalem this month.

“The two sides will discuss a road map in which the United States and its allies will offer incentives to Moscow in Syria, such as restoring the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and lifting sanctions, in exchange for Russia’s commitment to contain Iran’s role in the country,” the Sputnik report claimed, citing Western diplomatic sources.

Over the weekend, the White House press office announced that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s plans to meet his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, and Israeli Prime Minister Meir Ben Shabaat in June in Jerusalem to discuss regional security issues on a comprehensive scale.

 

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Christopher7
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The narcissistic, Netanyahu-a*s-kissing control freaks in Washington DC seem to think that Russia can control Iran (or even wants to). This is as dumb as “The deal of the century”.

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*** “seem to think that Russia can control Iran (or even wants to).”*** >>> No, but Iran already said they will go only on Assad’s demand… And Putin has an easy leverage : either Su-34 flies or it doesn’t 😉 In other terms, either Assad wants to get rid from the Turks and their miserable puppets or he wants them here maybe forever… IMHO, Putin can take profit from it to get sanctions on Russia lifted too : pretty simple, he just has to tell Trump : “why would I do something for you if there is no gain for… Read more »

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So says the country and leaders that have been telling lies and breaking treaties and agreements signed ever since the Pilgrims stepped out of the sea onto the new land America. Ah today they promise , I mean really promise , like cross their hearts and fingers and say they will really really really with foot on the bible not ever tell another lie ever unless they open their mouth or breathe in which case all bets are off.

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Oh, once you’ll learn about the Hudaibiyah treaty and other points in history, including recent one, you’ll end understand the truth : there are no good guys, baby!
But the Yankees are not the worst to deal with, far from it.
Just think about it : the Red Khmers were Chinese proxies…

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They impose sanctions so they can bargain later, but they never meaningfully remove them. They cannot be negotiated with.

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Oh, they’re more elastic than fanatics like Nasrallah or Khamenei, from which ANY positive move is Taqiyya… There’s a very good point with Trump : unlike most of US POTUS in the last decades, he’s into real-politik and he’s a man of deals businessman.

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He’s a freaking moron that can’t be trusted!

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Nobody can be trusted in politics, my friend, not even your preferred one, in fact, you can have more “trust” in your worst enemy rather than in your best friend in this business 😉

***”He’s a freaking moron”***
>>> That’s what Killary thought… Nevertheless, he’s POTUS, she isn’t and she was seen as the most capable politician in the USA (I don’t agree at all!). Trump is absolutely redoutable, and way more clever than her… Very likely about 180 IQ. He wants his competitors to believe he’s a cretin.. Then they ALL bite the dust.

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I’m thinking the Russians would go for easing the sanctions on them before easing the sanctions on Syria. The US is trying to strangle everybody. It’s like a weird s*x thing – choking and screwing.

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It’s obvious that Putin will do this, it’s the very interest of Russia… And BTW, Trump is even giving the option to Putin to do so : Pompeo +/- already proposed the same thing to Assad 2-3 months ago, I’m not even know if Assad noticed. Strangle, strangle, maybe not so… If you understand how things work, and BTW, both Trump and Putin would agree since both have already talked in this direction (and I didn’t waited for them to consider this) : Syria’s neutrality is the KEY to regional stability. And considering the Russian bases, Russia can be a… Read more »

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Syria is no longer a ‘problem’ for Israel. It will continue to be destabilized by Turkey and the Gulf States, and occupied by Israel, for the foreseeable future. Next on the list is Iran, which is going to need to be regionally isolated before it can be safely attacked.

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Not sure why the minus for rational and objective thought. Maybe because the message although true is not what most desire.

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That is the problem : most are desiring dumb things. Not surprising with the number of bigots around : how to hope for rationality from desperately irrational people?

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***”Syria is no longer a ‘problem’ for Israel”*** >>> It’s the case for long. The problem for Israel are some Syria’s “friends”, you know, the kinda friends you don’t need enemies anymore when you have friends like these. I suppose it’s a bit like having cooties : you must shave 🙂 ***”It will continue to be destabilized by Turkey and the Gulf States”*** >>> Only Qatar remains in the equation as a Gulf state… Both will have their proxies expelled, it’s a question of time, now US can make it way more easy or put the brakes, even deliver weapons… Read more »