September 9th, 2013
05:41 AM ET

Russia calls for talks in Moscow on Syria

Russia's foreign minister Monday called for international talks in Moscow to promote a peace process for Syria and avert an American military strike.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said his Syrian counterpart, Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, "said quite clearly Damascus is ready to participate in a positive way" in negotiations.

Lavrov blamed U.S.-backed rebels in Syria for preventing a peace conference in Geneva. He said the Russian government would work to rebuild support for that idea.

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  1. saywhat

    Thanks@Zandie
    I just hope & pray that reason and sagacity prevails.

    September 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      War drums are beating. I'm doubtful as to the outcome.

      September 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Would Mrs. Clinton, as Secretary of State, had made the type of comment–or offer–that SOS Kerry did? I'm glad that Mrs. Clinton is going to speak about the chemical-weapons situation.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Lets just see if Obama (Nobel peace prize winner) takes the bait. Brilliant move in political brinksmanship. If the Israeli-owned US Regime does not agree, they are exposed to the whole world for the liars and war mongers they are.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If Israel wants it, they can strike. They're comfy with Assad, however: the devil you know.
      The President winning the NPP is irrelevant here, other than hyperbole. Arafat and Rabin won the same year. So?

      September 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Since Israel + US want war, I therefore predict a sudden False Flag event in the coming days, to "force" the US to act, and will probably pull in NATO also. Eyes on Turkish border region or sinking of US ship! Remember Tonkin Bay, USS Liberty... False Flag, False Flag, False Flag!

    September 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Now Hope

    Lets just see if Obama (Nobel peace prize winner) takes the bait. Brilliant move in political brinksmanship. If the Israeli-owned US Regime does not agree, they are exposed to the whole world for the liars and war mongers they are.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    I agree Mary. You're right.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Sure Lavrov is going to put the U.S. in a bad light. Assad doesn't believe any law doesn't apply to him. And Russia? They don't know how to apply the word "sanctions" to Sryis, in the face of $3Billion in arms deals. These Lavrov talks are nothing more than a candy coated sales job to bluff everyone.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Correction to my above post: Assad believes the law does not apply to him.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    I tend to agree with what @Mary has to say.
    And for Russia's 3 billion dollar in arms deal with Syria. lets not forget that we have arms deal of hundreds of billions of dollars with S.Arabia the other partner with israel in this push for war.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    With AIPAC and Defense Contractors unleashing their lobbying 'blitz' in Washington a wimpy Congress (to our misfortune) is likely to go against the wishes of American people.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      True that!!!!!!!

      September 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    New hour, now lets hand over the chemical weapons, say in 3 hours. And Russia follow suit. And Iran.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Today Secy Kerry announced after meeting them in Paris that S.Arabia would support attack on Syria.
    Well this must be a joke since by now everyone knows that S.Arabia is one of the players who started the Syrian implosion and wanted US to get involved from day one.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The only regime that considers itself above international law is the one in Tel Aviv.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hope

    For some reason I feel a sense of wonder that we have turned the tide. Things look different in the light. I pray we dont fall into the hands of the Russians and if we do Im buying a tent. Love ya all.

    September 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hope

    ... but not from Walmart.

    September 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
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