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Russia: We May Be ‘Forced to Ultimately Take Some Decisions on Syria’, Warns Assad to Prepare for ‘Sad Fate’

“Bashar Assad, the president of Syria, has been warned by Russia to prepare for ‘a sad fate’ if he fails to enact reform.

The warning from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came as the United States accused the Syrian regime of killing more than 2,000 people in the five-month uprising.

In his toughest comments on Syria to date, Medvedev said that time was running out for Assad to halt a crackdown against his people, hinting that the Kremlin, a traditional ally, may support tough action against Damascus in the United Nations if the bloodshed continues. ‘People are dying there [in Syria] in large numbers, and that is causing us huge concern,’ said Medvedev. ‘Assad needs to urgently launch reforms, make peace with the opposition, restore civil order and create a modern state. If he cannot do that, a sad fate awaits him, and we will also be forced to ultimately take some decisions on Syria.'” Read more.

Turkey threatens to join international military action in Syria – “Turkey may consider cooperating with international powers in the event they decide to intervene militarily in Syria, according to a report in the Turkish ‘Hurriyet’ newspaper on Saturday. Turkey has lost its patience with Syria, according to Turkish officials, and Turkish President Abdullah Gul has issued an ultimatum to Syrian President Bashar Assad via Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who visited Syria on Tuesday.” Read more.

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