Syria intervention would make matters worse – Putin, Hu
In a statement issued after their Beijing summit held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao said that any outside military intervention aimed at bringing about a regime change in Syria would destroy peace in the Middle East and must therefore be opposed. They argued that the Syrian crisis must be resolved peacefully through a political dialogue.
The two leaders also pledged their continued support of the Syria mission led by international mediator Kofi Annan.
They said their countries would continue to block motions at the UN Security Council to oust legitimate governments anywhere in the world.