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US, Russian deal a ‘defeat for Zionism’

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The agreement between the United States and Russia on a diplomatic proposal to resolve the Syrian crisis is a “great victory” for the whole world and a “great defeat for Zionism,” according to an American philosopher.

“This agreement about Syrian chemical weapons which has been reached between the United States and Russia is in fact a great victory for Syria, for the American people and indeed for the world a large,” James Fetzer told Press TV on Saturday.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the agreement after nearly three days of talks in Geneva, Switzerland.

Under the agreement, the government of President Bashar al-Assad must destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons by mid-2014.

President Barack Obama had sent Congress a draft resolution for the use of military force against Syria based on the accusation that Damascus used chemical weapons against militants last month.

“The claims by Obama and Kerry that Assad had used sarin gas were always unfounded. It would have made no sense at all given that his [Assad] forces had the rebels on the run and a UN inspection team was about to arrive [in Syria],” Fetzer said.

Fetzer added that the American people opposed a possible war with Syria by an “overwhelming percentage.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen the American people so unified. I mean 90 percent of the people were opposed. This is a great defeat for Zionism.”

AIPAC and other Zionist pressure groups in the United States have been pressing Congress to authorize an attack on Syria.

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