Russia was completing its air defense contracts with Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.Syria is facing foreign attack
The contracts were signed and paid for long ago, and the systems could be used "only if" Syria faced foreign attacks, Lavrov told reporters.
Russia would not ship anything to Syria outside of these contracts, the minister said, adding it was not providing the Syrian government with any weapons against "peaceful demonstrators."
Since there are no "peaceful demonstrators", only outside forces fueling violence.......
The minister slammed what he said were outside forces who were fueling the violence in Syria by "openly providing" support to the armed groups and the opposition in Syria. He warned the country was on the brink of a "full-scale civil war".
Russia had decided at the very beginning of the Syria turmoil not to provide it with arms that could be used to "suppress domestic unrest," Lavrov said.
Speaking on the fraying peace plan proposed by U.N.-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, Lavrov said both the Syrian government and the opposition should be blamed for breaking the cease-fire provision.
Another reason for the unsuccessful implementation of Annan plan was that some "outside players" wanted military intervention. Some people had the idea of "the worse the better," and were trying to muddy things so as to draw outside intervention, Lavrov said
As Marie/Marty mentioned there was a Russian missile test that was visible in the Middle East?
Was this missile test significant to the ME situation?