Russia: If US supports rebels, Russia will Support Syria

Vladimir Zhirinovsky has labeled calls by US senators demanding Barack Obama directly support the Syrian opposition “absolutely unacceptable.”

He said his party would demand a Russian response. In an article appeared this week in The Washington Post, three influential senators called on the Obama administration to “directly and openly provide robust assistance to the armed opposition, including weapons, intelligence and training.” In the event of US military intervention in Syria, Zhirinovsky warned that “Syria will follow the fate of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other countries.”

Although his party is opposed to outside military interference in the affairs of independent states, “if the US senators’ calls for supporting the Syrian opposition ‘with fire and sword’ are put into practice, the Liberal Democratic Party will insist on a Russian response.” “If the Republican senators succeed in persuading the US president to provide military support to the Syrian rebels, we will demand that the Russian leadership openly side with the Syrian government,” the Russian politician added. “Gangs of armed terrorists are acting in Syria under the guise of opposition status,” he said.

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