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BREAKING: Secret Moscow Meeting Between Presidents Putin and Bashar al Assad

21st Century Wire says…

Last night, Syrian President Bashar al Assad flew to Moscow for a ‘under the radar’ meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the two country’s joint anti-terror effort.

The trip was Assad’s first visit abroad since the start of the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

“The president of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad came on a working visit to Moscow yesterday evening and held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” said Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters.

21WIRE international affairs commentator Patrick Henningsen spoke to RT International anchor Rory Suchet last night as the story broke:


Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad have held talks in Moscow on Tuesday. Assad informed the Russian leader about the situation in Syria and the plans of government forces.

“Yesterday evening Syrian President Bashar Assad arrived in Moscow for a working visit,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. President [Putin] was informed in detail by his Syrian counterpart about the current state of affairs in Syria and the long-range plan.” 

The two leaders conducted lengthy negotiations, which then continued in the presence of Russia’s top policymakers.

Vladimir Putin said that the Syrian people have been confronting terrorists “practically single-handedly” for years, withstanding considerable casualties. Lately, they have achieved serious and positive results in this fight, he added.

The terrorists’ attempts to destabilize the situation in the Middle East arouse deep concern in Russia because, “unfortunately, people from the former Soviet republics, at least 4,000 of them, are fighting against the Syrian army,” the Russian leader said. “Naturally, we cannot allow them to appear on Russian territory with all the combat experience and ideological brainwashing they have gone through.”

READ MORE SYRIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Syria Files



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