Syria

Kerry Criticizes Russia's Offer of Missiles to Syria

Don't intervene in the thing everybody else is intervening in!

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday strongly criticized Russia's pledge to send advanced antiaircraft weapons to Syria, saying that its actions threatened to disrupt efforts to negotiate a political settlement of the Syrian conflict and posed an unacceptable risk to Israel.

"Whether it's an old contract or not, it has a profoundly negative impact on the balance of interests and the stability of the region, and it does put Israel at risk," Mr. Kerry said at the State Department, making his most pointed statement yet about Russia's arming of the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.