Medvedev warns against rising tensions in 'deteriorating' Mideast

The situation in the Middle East is getting worse and an increase of tensions would be extremely dangerous, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday during his visit to Syria.

“Any future flare-up of the Mideast situation is fraught with the danger of catastrophe,” Medvedev said during a joint news conference with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“I have personally emphasized that Russia will do everything possible to restore Mideast peace talks under the existing international legal base,” he added. “The situation is deteriorating, becoming more complicated, and it negatively affects the general climate in the Middle East.”

The president said Russia was ready to make every effort and hold a Middle East peace conference in Moscow that would achieve “at least some intermediate results.”

“The most important thing is to move forward, not to be satisfied with what you have achieved, because the situation is very, very bad,” Medvedev said.

via Medvedev warns against rising tensions in ‘deteriorating’ Mideast | Top Russian news and analysis online | ‘RIA Novosti’ newswire.

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