Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail




 
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Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail
 
February 12th, 2016  
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Russia raises specter of interminable or 'world war' if Syria talks fail
By John Irish MUNICH (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of an interminable or a world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces. Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of talks between major powers on Syria in Munich, said the United States and Russia must exert pressure on all sides in the conflict to secure a ceasefire. Asked about Saudi Arabia's offer last week to supply ground troops if a U.S.-led operation were mounted against Islamic State, he said: "This is bad as a ground offensive usually turns the war into a permanent one.




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