Russia-US Agreement for Two Arab Leaders

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Syrian President Bashar Assad and Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi have both managed to survive the uprisings against them as well the pressures they faced from Europe and the US. Now informed sources say that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Obama have reached a mutual understanding during their meetings in Deauville on the sidelines of G-8 summit over the fate of the two Arab leaders. Obama has reportedly promised the Russian president to allow Assad to end the revolt against him without facing too much pressure from America or the West. In response, Medvedev has offered to help America end the Libyan conflict by bringing out Qaddafi’s removal from power. Thus, the two powers have traded Assad for Qaddafi.