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    CIA Confirms Director Brennan’s Visit to Moscow Focused on Syria Crisis

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    US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan travelled to Moscow in early March to reiterate the US support for a power transition in Syria as well as urge commitment to maintain the cessation of hostilities in the country, CIA spokesman Dean Boyd told Sputnik on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The CIA spokesman noted that Brennan also emphasized the importance of the Russian and Syrian governments to follow through on the reached agreement to implement a ceasefire in Syria.

    "Director Brennan… reiterated the US government’s consistent support for a genuine political transition in Syria, and the need for [President Bashar] Assad’s departure in order to facilitate a transition that reflects the will of the Syrian people," Boyd stated.

    Earlier on Monday, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said Brennan's visit to Moscow had nothing to do with the partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that Brennan was not in contact with the Kremlin during his visit.

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    • FlorianGeyer
      Brennan has the look of a Street Thug.
    • No Name
      ".. to reiterate the US support for a power transition in Syria.."

      Sure, NOW they try the backdoor-way: "Give you Crimea, half Ukraine and take out Erdogan IF YOU give us Assad" ??
      That's more like " We give you WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE: Crimea, we give you WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE: Donbas adn WE GIVE YOU THAT TOILETTE-PAPER taht we used to wipe our a++es: Erdogan and you gice us what we couldn't kick-down with a lot of pig.geries, mercenaries and a lot of ECONOMICAL blackmails"

      Well PUTIN shall ask ....ALASKA back, that's RUSSIAN, too, not only Crimea :-)))))))))) Alaska is only BORROWED from the Russian Czars, he-he!..
    • No Namein reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      Brennan Strassenköter

      They don't know anymore how they can buy the little Nervensäge" Vladimir :-)))))
    • ptcjm
      Quite interesting to watch this program from the Iran-contra hearings, specially when they have Swedish persons in it too. Such a job of cover up!
    • FlorianGeyerin reply toNo Name(Show commentHide comment)
      No Name,

      It must be a great shock for the US that President Putin and President Assad are NOT for sale.
    • jas
      I hope the Russians have a fumigation process for when Brennan left. You couldn't get me to shake his hand.
    • jasin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      FlorianGeyer, Only with sucker punches and superior force. He'd never go in unless the odds were greatly in his favor. I have a strong belief that he's not so tough if he's the one getting hit.
    • FlorianGeyerin reply toptcjm(Show commentHide comment)

      Yes, the video shows that the CIA was employing crooks and warlords as it is now. The Ukranian Oligarchs steal government and IMF money, buy shoddy military equipment and plunder the nation. ISIL/DAESH are doing the same thing at the behest of the United states of America.

      The leaders of the US are morally corrupt and many are criminally corrupt. The world can see this now.
    • linebackerk
      Not sure what Russians are doing here. North Korea showed how to deal with these guys. Russia and China can crush the US and why not doing it?
    • mounir.assi
      Bashar El Assad should never go, you criminals should be hanged.
      Bashar is not a criminal, Bashar didn't send Isis and Al Qaeda and Al Nusra to Syria.
      Bashar didn't destroy Syria.
      Bashar is facing a small World war in Syria won by Russia.
      Go back to your country after getting from Mr Putin the way you have to go out from Syria without loosing your face front of the world.
    • It's embarrassing. Syrians will decide what's best for Syria. The world knows this to be the Russian position. Yet, Brennan fails to listen and wastes US taxpayer dollars on a futile trip.
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