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Russia PM warns US, Arab offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

AFP , Thursday 11 Feb 2016
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.

Asked about proposals by some Arab countries to enter the conflict under a US command, Medvedev said, "that would be bad because ground offensives usually lead to wars becoming permanent".

"The Americans and our Arabic partners must think hard about this: do they want a permanent war?" he was quoted as telling the German Handelsblatt business daily in an interview.

"Do they really think they would win such a war very quickly? That's impossible, especially in the Arabic world. There everyone is fighting against everyone... everything is far more complicated. It could take years or decades."

"Why is that necessary?" he added, according to a pre-released excerpt from the daily's Friday edition. "All sides must be forced to the negotiating table instead of sparking a new world war."

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Ahmed M Ibrahim
12-02-2016 11:34am
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Third World War Threat.
What business the Russians have got to do in Syria and how dare they warn the Arab World with regard to military intervention. Nobody is afraid of the Third World War, least of all the Arab Islamic World which has been facing one crisis after another mainly because of the conspiracies hatched by the so called super powers. If ever a new World War starts from the Syrian crisis, it would be the end of Assad and Russian presence in the Middle East while their Iranian clients would be wondering in the streets for bread ad shelter.
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