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SYRIA-TURKEY CRISIS UPDATES : Almost 150 killed as Syria truce collapses, Meanwhile US Deploys Troops & 70 Nuclear Bombs in Turkey
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[quote:DoomneT:MV8yMDEzMDYxXzMzODI5NDE4XzVFN0ZBNzZD] [b][color=red]Russia defends UN Charter on Syria, Iran: Lavrov[/color][/b] [i]Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments at a press conference on Wednesday. He warned that any use of force against Tehran would put and end to all negotiations on Iranís nuclear energy program. Lavrov noted that the main objective is now to focus on the mediation of the P5+1 group to become operational, adding that deputy foreign ministers of the six member countries of the group are preparing for another round of talks with Iran. The foreign minister pointed out that any arbitrary interpretation of the UN Charterís important principles is a threat to the world order. Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, who represents the P5+1 group -- comprising the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany--, met in a follow-up to their previous negotiations on Iranís nuclear energy program on September 18 in the Turkish city of Istanbul. [/i] http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/10/10/265927/russia-backs-un-charter-on-syria-iran/ [/quote]
The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan
To help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.
The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the countryís resources.
American officials familiar with the operation said the mission also includes drawing up plans to try to insulate Jordan, an important American ally in the region, from the upheaval in Syria and to avoid the kind of clashes now occurring along the border of Syria and Turkey.
The officials said the idea of establishing a buffer zone between Syria and Jordan ó which would be enforced by Jordanian forces on the Syrian side of the border and supported politically and perhaps logistically by the United States ó had been discussed. But at this point the buffer is only a contingency.
link to www.nytimes.com
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