Friday, September 06, 2013

China Joins Russia in Opposing US Air Attacks on Syria

Deputy Finance Minister Says Strikes Will Raise Oil Prices

China is joining its ally, Russia, in opposing attacks on Syria over alleged chemical weapons use. China's deputy finance minister says foreign military intervention in Syria will hurt the world economy by driving up oil prices.

In related news:
  • Russia says it will supply missile shield to the Syrian  regime if it is attacked by the U.S. without UN authority.
  • Putin calls Kerry a liar for denying significant Al Qaeda presence in Syria.
  • France says it favors punitive attacks followed by negotiations. 
  • Syria's fate to be debated over dinner by world leaders.
Syria is overshadowing the economy at the G20 summit.