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Costa Rica backs Russian plan on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin

September 12th, 2013 ( The government of Costa Rica this week described a proposal by Russia to have Syria voluntarily put its chemical weapons under international control as a “positive step.”


“It’s a good step, a positive step if it moves to eliminate tensions in the region and can relatively normalize the situation, so that the threat of aggression against civilians ceases,” said Costa Rican Foreign Minister, Enrique Castillo.


However, Castillo emphasized that the Russian proposal is “not a final resolution” to the problem of alleged chemical attacks on civilians, for which the United States has threatened a “limited” air strike on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Castillo said that “Syrian actors must be key” in a final resolution to the conflict.


Russia has said that it is working on a “concrete plan” to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.


Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Muallem, said on Tuesday this his country is ready to sign the International Convention for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.



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  • Karen M. Mata

    Prostitution is legal here. CR is China’s new bit$h, and CR would rather be red than dead.

  • disqus_r8w0IwvvLw

    Costa Rica seems to always do the correct intelligent thing when it comes down to it. Examples are voting to allow Palestine to be included as it is a real country, keeping GMO corn out to protect farmers, and now backing the peaceful solution to usa trying to get into Syria to run gas pipelines and take the business away from Russia. Costa Rica thinks with it head rather than its pocketbook. An example to the world.

  • disgusted

    Putin it is your turn for the Nobel Peace prize.. Just Like Obama got it a couple years ago.

    Now how in the world is this going to work anyway?? Oh USA will pony up a trillion dollars over a 2 decades. China and Russia laughing at Obama What a big error. No red lines and stay away from the area other than Israel.

  • NorthendFool

    So dont call us when Nicaragua stomps your saa. Oh yeah, when is the last time you received any aid from Russia? Never I bet. Stupid tree huggers.

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