Most Americans back Russian initiative on syria: Poll

Most Americans back Russian initiative on syria: Poll
Tue Sep 17, 2013 17:46:11

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 80 percent of Americans support US – Russia agreement on framework for Syria to bring all its chemical weapons under international observation.

The results of the poll published on Monday not only supported the new agreement but also showed constant opposition to US military action against Syriat.

According to the survey, 61 percent of Americans are against any US plans for military action against the Middle Eastern country.

This means the administration of President Barack Obama still faces strong public opposition in its controversial call for military strikes against Syria.

Concerns were highly on the rise among Syrian families, especially in the capital, following US threats to bomb the country over conflicting reports of a chemical attack which Washington rushed to blame on the Syrian government.

US military plans were canceled with Russia’s mediation that sought to ease the tensions by putting Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control.

The offer was widely welcomed both in Syria and other countries that were concerned by US military ambitions and its regional consequences.

Syria and Russia have provided the United Nations with evidence showing that the August 21 chemical attack was a false-flag operation led by anti-Syria militants to open the way for direct US military involvement.

The US has been giving military support to anti-Syria militants through CIA operatives near Syria borders, but the White House had threatened that it would enter the war if a chemical attack was carried out by the Syrian army.

Washington has remained silent on whether it would intervene to help Syrian people and army if the militants were responsible for the attack.


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