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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:08 AM

Russia warns of 'mutual destruction' in Syria

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said on Wednesday that Moscow was working to encourage dialogue between the rebels and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

"Neither side can allow itself to bet on a military settlement as this is a path to nowhere, a path to mutual destruction," he said, following a meeting Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby and other top Arab diplomats.

Lavrov, who on Monday is due to host Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem for crucial talks, said: "There are signs of positive tendencies, signs of tendencies for dialogue both from the side of the government and the opposition."

But he said it was up to the two sides to decide what kind of dialogue might take place and at what level.

Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/02/20132201044112914.html

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 AM

1. funny how russia now wants to take an active part

when it appears as if syria's government is going to be the loser in this whole mess.

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