G20 Putin: Syria chemical attack is ‘rebels' provocation in hope of intervention’Submitted by goldenequity on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:52
"The alleged chemical weapons use in Syria is a provocation carried out by the rebels to attract a foreign-led strike"
-- Russian President Vladimir Putin / G20 summit.
“Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already helping, we send arms, we cooperate in the economics sphere, we hope to expand our cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which includes sending humanitarian aid to support those people – the civilians – who have found themselves in a very dire situation in this country,”
There was no 50/50 split of opinion ... Only Turkey, Canada, Saudi Arabia and France joined the US push for intervention, he said, adding that the UK Prime Minister’s position was not supported by his citizens.
“Given the Security Council’s paralysis on this issue, if we are serious about upholding a ban on chemical weapons use, then an international response is required and that will not come through the Security Council action,” Obama said.