Now Russia want's peace.... troubling time's it seem's.....it's all coming together....wonder what the next move will be?
Russia: Mideast tension could spark catastrophe
By ALBERT AJI (AP) – 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, Syria — "Russia's president said Tuesday that Israeli-Arab tensions threaten to draw the Middle East into a new catastrophe, adding
Moscow's weight to a diplomatic push to ease antagonism between Israel and Syria.
The Russian and Syrian presidents, meeting in Damascus, also affirmed ally Iran's right to develop a peaceful nuclear energy program, as world powers
press for new economic sanctions to try to stop what they say is really a drive for an atomic weapons capability.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, whose country has been building up its influence as a Middle East mediator, pledged its assistance in pushing the
region toward peace.
"Tensions in the Middle East threaten to lead to a new explosion or even a catastrophe," he said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Tuesday that Iran is trying to provoke a conflict between Israel and Syria.
"They are spreading falsehoods in order to escalate tensions, and it has no basis," he said during a tour of military installations near the
Israel-Lebanon border. "We want stability and peace," he said, offering Syria peace talks without preconditions.
Last month, Israeli President Shimon Peres accused Syria of providing Scud missiles to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon and adding to an arsenal that
the Iranian-backed Shiite militants say can reach all parts of the Jewish state. Syria denied the accusation and warned such talk seemed calculated to
set the stage for military action.
Before Medvedev's visit, Peres' office said the Russian president agreed to deliver a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad seeking to ease the
At a joint news conference with Assad, Medvedev did not mention whether he had delivered a message".