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US Decided Not to Horse-Trade With Russia on Assad

Syria crisis: Russia and US 'no closer'

Russia is sending additional ships toward Syria; the Defense Ministry said the Russian ships are to guarantee stability and "attempt to hold back other forces ready to start military action in the region." He also said the Russian navy "does not intend to take part directly or indirectly in a possible regional conflict." Another Russian official said the ships' purpose is "primarily" to evacuate Russian citizens from Syria if need be.

Syria crisis: China joins Russia in opposing military strikes

Gorbachev urges US-Russia deal over Syria

President Putin warned that any US strikes against Syria would be "an aggression," but said Russia would act "in the most decisive and serious way" if there was clear proof presented to the UN of what weapons were used and who used them. He also said a US strike would not be aggression if it were self-defense but that in this case Syria has not attacked the US. The Foreign Ministry accused pro-intervention nations of playing down evidence suggesting that Syrian rebels conducted the Aug. 21 chemical attack; it also warned of the threat that a military intervention might hit a nuclear reactor near Damascus.

Chechen Leader Pulls Out Of Russian-Landmark Contest, Charging 'Fraud'

Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria

A top aide to President Vladimir Putin said that "[f]or the moment, Russia is working actively to avoid any kind of scenario involving force," in response to reports of an imminent US strike on Assad regime targets in Syria. Russia is continuing to supply the regime with weapons. Experts say the deployment of two Russian ships to the area is mainly a political, symbolic gesture.

Assad Allies Iran, Russia Consider Syria Options

Syria chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad, but where's the evidence?

Iran to work with Russia to stop strike on Syria

Chemical allegations in Syria haunt ally Iran

'Black budget' summary details US spy network's successes, failures and objectives

US Officials Press Case for Action in Syria

Has Wikileaks Been Infiltrated by Russian Spies?

Syria pays for Russian weapons to boost ties with Moscow

Fears of Western strike on Syria spread in Mideast

Syria crisis: Where key countries stand

UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack