Obama moving unavoidably towards Syria war - Pushkov

The US is moving gradually towards a war in Syria, said chairman of the State Duma's International Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov.

"Obama is moving unavoidably towards a war in Syria, the way George W. Bush was moving towards the war in Iraq,according to Voice of Russia.

A war in Syria, like the war in Iraq would be illegitimate, and Obama will become Bush's clone," he wrote in his Twitter blog on Sunday.

The Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel, earlier announced readiness to implement a military scenario in Syria if President Barack Obama issues the order.

Russia and Germany: Foreign Ministers discuss Syrian conflict

A telephone conversation between Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle has taken place earlier today, initiated by the German side.

The Ministers exchanged opinions on several issues equally important to both sides, paying particular attention to the crisis in Syria

Yesterday, in another telephone conversation, Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Italy’s Foreign Minister Emma Bonino and France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

M.D