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    Russia Will Take Syria s Side If War With US Erupts 12-22-5 http://en.rian.ru/russia/20051220/42587105.html MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) - Russia will take Syria s
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 24, 2005
      Russia Will Take Syria's Side If War With US Erupts
      12-22-5
      http://en.rian.ru/russia/20051220/42587105.html


      MOSCOW (RIA Novosti) - Russia will take Syria's side if charges
      against Syrian officials with involvement in the assassination of
      former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri cause a conflict between
      the United States and Syria, two Russian parliamentary members said
      Tuesday.

      "If Russia is to choose between its two strategic allies, it will
      undoubtedly take Syria's side," said Shamil Sultanov, a coordinator
      of an inter-faction association, Russia and the Islamic World: A
      Strategic Dialogue.

      Nikolai Leonov, a member of parliament's security committee, who had
      recently visited Syria along with Sultanov and other MPs, said it was
      primarily beneficial for the U.S. to accuse Syria of murdering
      Hariri. "Indeed, Syria is an excellent oil corridor with access to
      deep-water Mediterranean ports. Besides, this is a good pretext to
      distract the world community's attention from the events in Iraq,"
      the MP said.

      Leonov said earlier that he was concerned that Syria could face the
      Iraqi scenario.

      In October, an international commission chaired by Detlev Mehlis
      delivered a report to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and members of
      the Security Council suggesting that high-ranking Syrian and Lebanese
      officials had been involved in the February 14 killing of former
      Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syria said the report was
      politically motivated and inaccurate.

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