Syrian conflict: Russian Parliamentary delegation will meet with US Congress for talks.
While the German Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst / BND) has made it clear that it supports the accusations by the US administration of Barack Obama in Washington against the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad in regards of the chemical weapons use (e.g. Sarin nerve agent / poison gas) against Syrian civilians, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently called the claims by Washington against Syria an “utter nonsense”.
Further, the new statements by the German Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst / BND), based near Munich and in Berlin, are based on the same assumptions as the accusations by the US administration and the so-called Intel report by the US intelligence agency. Assumptions and conclusions such as the false conclusion that the Syrian government would be the only one in Syria, which has access to chemical weapons (Sarin gas), and thus, the poison gas can only be used by the Syrian government and Syria’s Army shall justify the possible US-led military strike on Damascus.
However, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has already stated that there is no convincing evidence by the United States up to now. The same then certainly also applies for the alleged evidence by the German secret service due to the reason that the alleged evidence by the Federal Intelligence Service in Pullach, near Munich, is based on the same questionable assumptions and conclusions as the accusations by Washington against the Syrian governance in Damascus.
In the meantime, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved the decision of the State Duma to send a delegation to the US Congress in Washington in order to talk about Syria and the possible US-led strike against the Arab country. The State Duma in Russia is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of the country. The upper house of Russia is the Federation Council.
Russia’s President Putin approved the decision and supports the special initiative by the Parliament in Moscow to send a Parliamentary delegation to Washington in order to debate the Syrian conflict and crisis as well as the possible US-led strike on Damascus and the stance of the US administration with the members of the US Congress.
Sergey Naryshkin, the head of the State Duma, as well as the head of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, have submitted the request to President Vladimir Putin to use the links between Russia and the United States in order to encourage a debate and dialogue with the US Congress in Washington over the recent turmoil and serious situation in terms of Syria as well as to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible political solutions for the crisis in the Arab country and to prevent a US-led attack on Damascus.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has stated that he supports the Parliamentary delegation to Washington and has welcomed the request by the head of the State Duma, Sergey Naryshkin, and head of Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko.
The Russian President also said that there is never a better way to solve problems than a direct talk between involved sides along with the presentation of the positions in public. According to Vladimir Putin, such a dialogue between the Russian delegation and the members of the US Congress in Washington will “contribute greatly to the development of Russian-American relations in general.”
The head of Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, pointed out that the members of the two parliamentary boards, the US Congress and the Russian parliamentarians, are seriously concerned about the recent developments of the situation in and around Syria and the possible US-led military intervention into the Arab country, which would finally mean a war on Damascus by US-led forces.
Further, Valentina Matvienko also explained that the consideration by some involved sides to launch a US-led strike on Syria without the approval by the UN Security Council (UNSC) increases the concern of the two parliamentary boards, the US Congress and the Russian parliamentarians and that such a military intervention into Syria without the authorization by the UNSC (UN Security Council) is simply “not acceptable.”
Valentina Matvienko has then also expressed some hope that the upcoming dialogue between the Russian parliamentary delegation and the members of the US Congress in Washington will help to adopt a “more balanced stance” in terms of the Syrian conflict and the possible US-led strike on Damascus.