Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on an historic three-day tour through Syria and Turkey. It was the first visit by a Russian leader to Damascus since the end of the Cold War.
His top agenda items arms sales and helping both countries build nuclear power facilities. Ominously, Medvedev in Damascus called for Israel to give up its nuclear arsensal and help create a “nuclear free zone” in the Middle East.
The visits come at a time when Russia is steadily building diplomatic, economic and military alliances in the region that are consistent with the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies about the coming “War of Gog and Magog” against Israel.
- Medvedev vows major Mideast role during Syria visit — “Assad and Medvedev called on Israel — which has the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear arsenal — to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a ‘non-nuclear state’ and become subject to International Atomic Energy Agency control.”
- Medvedev seeks to revive ties on landmark Syria visit — “President Dmitry Medvedev began the first visit by a Russian head of state to Syria, seeking to revive the once thriving partnership between the Soviet-era allies.”
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