Moscow, (SANA) – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stressed that Russia is deeply concerned over the U.S. statements on military intervention in Syria.
In a phone call with his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, Lavrov said, “Who calls for military intervention in Syria is working for curbing the U.S.-Russian efforts for holding the international conference,” adding that any military intervention in Syria will leave severe repercussions in the Middle East and north Africa.
Lavrov added that Russia has called for providing normal circumstances for the UN inspectors in Syria to conduct accurate investigations, instead of exerting pressure with force on Damascus.
For his part, Kerry said he would carefully study the review of Minister Lavrov.
The two sides agreed to continue communications on all aspects of the crisis in Syria as soon as possible.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Alexander Lukashevich, warned of attempts to impose pre-determined results on the UN inspectors’ investigation into probable chemical weapons use in Syria.
PUSHKOV: US AND BRITAIN ASSUMED ACCUSATORY STANCE IN ADVANCE ON THE ISSUE OF ALLEGED CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Russian State Duma, Alexei Pushkov, said that the US and Britain assumed in advance an accusatory stance against Syria on the issue of alleged chemical weapons use.
In his blog, Pushkov wrote on Monday that Washington and London declared the Syrian government guilty even before receiving the results of the UN experts’ investigation, and that these two countries only want to convict Syria and they’ll definitely reject anything that contradicts their desire to do so.
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