Putin: Syria chem arms handover will work only if US calls off strike

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syria’s chemical arms handover will only work if the US and its allies renounce the use of force against Damascus.

“Of course, all of this will only mean anything if the United States and other nations supporting it tell us that they’re giving up their plan to use force against Syria. You can’t really ask Syria, or any other country, to disarm unilaterally while military action against it is being contemplated,” President Putin said on Tuesday.
President Putin said that the matter of bringing Syria’s chemical weapons under international control has long been a subject of discussion by experts and politicians. 
Putin confirmed that he and President Barack Obama had “indeed discussed” such a possibility on the sidelines of the G20 summit in St. Petersburg last week.

It was agreed, Putin said, “to instruct Secretary of State [John Kerry] and Foreign Minister [Sergey Lavrov] to work together and see if they can achieve some progress in this regard.”

President Putin’s comments came shortly after the Syrian government said it would agree to place its chemical weapons arsenal under international control. 

On Tuesday, Britain, France and the US said they would table a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons to the UN Security Council later in the day.   

An emergency closed-door meeting at the Security Council is scheduled to take place at 4:00pm EST (20:00 GMT), the UN press office said. 

“If this is a serious proposal, then we should act accordingly and I think a UN Security Council resolution is a good idea,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said. 

However, the US and France said they would not rule out any possible reaction to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Interfax cited the Elysee Palace as saying in a statement. 

According to the news agency, “the presidents of France and the US reiterated that they would prefer a diplomatic solution, but they have also expressed willingness to retain any other options to neutralize the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal.”    

Russia’s Foreign Ministry will propose a draft statement by the chairman of the UN Security Council, supporting the initiative to transfer Syria’s chemical weapons to international control.


Russia jails Kazakhstan man for conspiracy to kill Putin

A court in Moscow has sentenced Ilya Pyanzin to 10 years in a high security penal colony for plotting to kill Vladimir Putin on the instructions of Chechen terrorists.
The convict had entered a plea deal and in accordance with Russian law received a prison sentence that cannot be longer than two thirds of the maximum prescribed by the Criminal Code.
Pyanzin’s trial was partially closed to the press and public. According to scarce media reports prosecutors asked for Pyanzin to be sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony for banditry and conspiracy to kill a state official. The man told the court of his sincere remorse and asked for leniency, but the judge opted for the maximum term allowed by the law.
Pyanzin’s name first hit the headlines in January 2012 when a powerful blast destroyed a part of an apartment block in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Investigators established that three men were preparing a bomb that accidentally went off killing one of them and wounding the other two – Russian citizen Adam Osmayev and Kazakhstan citizen Ilya Pyanzin – who were detained.
The survivors were initially charged with illegal possession of explosives and making an explosive device as well as inflicting damage to other persons’ property. However, Osmayev soon told law enforcers that the group was planning to assassinate Vladimir Putin who at that time was chairing the Russian government.
According to him, the three men wanted to explode a car bomb in Moscow targeting Putin’s motorcade.
He also said that the attack was ordered by the leader of Chechen militants and Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov.
(TAP -Saudi Arabia claim to be in control of Chechen terrorists (Bandar Bush).  They are in turn Zionist controlled and backed)
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One Response to “Putin: Syria chem arms handover will work only if US calls off strike”

  1. Anonymous says:

    so, in light of the recent comments relating to the control of chechens by bandar, will the russians retaliate?


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