Sabtu, 23 Juni 2012
Putin Visit the Middle East Discuss the massacre in Syria
The main purpose of the trip was the visit to the city of Netanya, Israel, where Putin on Monday will unveil the memories of World War II and talks with the leaders of Israel, followed by a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and talks with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Tuesday.
Putin will also introduce a Russian cultural center in Bethlehem and open a guest house for Christian pilgrims in the Jordan.
But analysts saw the visit as a diplomatic mission, while world powers trying to find a solution to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Moscow is also interested in promoting itself as a major power brokers in the Middle East, where Putin will visit for the first time since returning to the Kremlin.
"The trip was clearly related to the events in Syria are developing such as landslides," said Alexander Filonik, Middle East expert at the Institute of Oriental Studies Russian Academy of Sciences.
Syrian uprising began in March 2011 with a number of peaceful protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Approximately 15,000 people were killed in Syria since the uprising began.
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