USA rejects Russian proposal to limit Iran in Syria

USA rejects Russian proposal to limit Iran in Syria

USA rejects Russian proposal to limit Iran in Syria

He stated this on Thursday, August 23, at a briefing in Geneva after a meeting with Secretary of the Russian security Council, Nikolay Patrushev, said "UKRINFORM".

"Probably they will once again tell us that Russian Federation was allegedly meddling in the U.S. elections and there are grounds to expect this will continue", the high-ranking diplomat said.

The talks with Bolton appear to have been productive, and Patrushev says that Bolton did not make any allegations to him regarding Russian misdeeds, despite them discussing several subjects, including cyber-security and Ukraine policy.

Bolton added that Putin, who met US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on 16 July, also "told us that his interest and Iran's were not exactly the same".

He said he had expressed the USA "priority of getting all Iranian forces out of Syria", and reiterated that Putin had told Bolton in a recent meeting that the Russians too "would like to see the Iranians go home as well, we (the Russians) are just not sure we alone can accomplish it".

Bolton said that the U.S. would also act militarily in Syria if Assad's regime uses chemical weapons in its offensive to re-take the the last major rebel bastion in the northern province of Idlib.

Patrushev said he invited Bolton to have the next meeting in Russian Federation, but no specific time frame was set.

"I know a lot of American people that aren't very happy with neoconservatives", Paul said, arguing that they are working behind the scenes in both parties to "maintain the empire".

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Trump has said Iran must stop meddling in wars in Syria and Yemen, part of a foreign policy supporting regional allies in conflict with proxies of USA -backed Gulf Arab kingdoms. Let's see what price we would agree on Syria.

Until now, the USA position has been that any worldwide support for Syrian reconstruction-whether from the United States or its allies-was contingent on a political settlement within the framework of the UN-led "Geneva process", which, as originally conceived, envisaged the end of Bashar al-Assad's regime.

'The Americans wanted to mention what they see as our meddling in their elections, and we deny that, ' he said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies.

Bolton said Patrushev reiterated Moscow's suggestion that, in exchange for restrictions on Iranian troops' geographic movements in Syria, the United States end its oil embargo against Iran.

"I think that's a legitimate act of self-defence on the part of Israel", Bolton said. "UNRWA's programme is the only one in history based on the assumption that refugee status is hereditary, and I think it is long overdue that we have taken steps to reduce funding", he said.

Bolton added that "the point was that perhaps joint US-Russian efforts might be sufficient".

The Trump administration slapped back sanctions this month after withdrawing from the 2015 global nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington regards as insufficient for denying Tehran the means to make an atomic bomb and as a spur for its meddling in neighbouring Middle East countries.

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