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Syria: 'Rational' Western forces understand futility of strikes - Syrian Deputy PM00:37

Syria: 'Rational' Western forces understand futility of strikes - Syrian Deputy PM

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
September 20, 2013 at 16:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syria: 'Rational' Western forces understand futility of strikes - Syrian Deputy PM

Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil spoke to RT from Damascus, Friday, saying that "rational" forces are gaining prominence in diplomatic discussions over Syria and that the West has "understood" that military intervention will not bring an end to the conflict.

Said Jamil: "First of all, I am sure that the majority of Syrian people have real intentions. They are tired and exhausted of protracted conflict. Secondly, rational forces from both sides - opposition and the regime - are constantly getting stronger and becoming more influential. In the third place, rational forces in the West have also understood that a military solution to the Syrian crisis involving direct or indirect external invasion is impossible. The refusal of external intervention that was planned by the US and its allies can serve as a proof of that."

US and Russian officials reached an agreement Saturday calling for an inventory of Syria's chemical weapons programme within a week, with the weapons and technology to develop them to be eradicated by mid-2014.

Syria: 'Rational' Western forces understand futility of strikes - Syrian Deputy PM00:37
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Syria: 'Rational' Western forces understand futility of strikes - Syrian Deputy PM

Syria's Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil spoke to RT from Damascus, Friday, saying that "rational" forces are gaining prominence in diplomatic discussions over Syria and that the West has "understood" that military intervention will not bring an end to the conflict.

Said Jamil: "First of all, I am sure that the majority of Syrian people have real intentions. They are tired and exhausted of protracted conflict. Secondly, rational forces from both sides - opposition and the regime - are constantly getting stronger and becoming more influential. In the third place, rational forces in the West have also understood that a military solution to the Syrian crisis involving direct or indirect external invasion is impossible. The refusal of external intervention that was planned by the US and its allies can serve as a proof of that."

US and Russian officials reached an agreement Saturday calling for an inventory of Syria's chemical weapons programme within a week, with the weapons and technology to develop them to be eradicated by mid-2014.

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