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  6/15/2012, Sivan 25, 5772

Russian Official: West Has No Policy Towards Syria


The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee, Alexei Pushkov, said on Thursday that the West is using Russia's opposition to tougher action against Syria as a pretext not to come up with its own solution to the crisis there.

"The West does not have any policy at all towards Syria," said Pushkov, adding, "You are lucky to have Russia, because by blaming Russia you have the possibility to say that somebody is preventing you from solving this crisis.