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    Default West trying to 'distort' Syria deal says Russia

    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia][*******#366388]Russia[/COLOR] accused the West of seeking to distort an agreement for a political transition in [*******#366388]Syria[/COLOR], after international peace [*******#366388]envoy Kofi Annan[/COLOR] said a ceasefire was imperative.
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hailed the Geneva accord based on proposals by Annan as an "important step" but said that Western capitals had read more into the final statement than what was written on paper.
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]"These (Geneva) agreements are not there to be interpreted. They mean exactly what is said in the communique and we need to follow the agreements that were made," he said.
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]His comments came soon after Annan spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told reporters a "shift" in positions by Russia and its diplomatic ally China at the Geneva talks should not be underestimated.
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]A Russian newspaper, quoting a Russian diplomatic source, reported Wednesday that Western nations led by the United States were seeking to persuade Russia to host Assad in exile.
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia]But Moscow so far has not been receptive to the idea, even though Kremlin sources put Assad's chances of political survival at "10 percent", the Kommersant daily said.

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    But Moscow so far has not been receptive to the idea, even though Kremlin sources put Assad's chances of political survival at "10 percent", the Kommersant daily said.
    Wow, talk about pretty bad odds!

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