Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

Lavrov called on the US not to "play with fire" in Syria and emphasized that the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be preserved. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has voiced concern that US actions in Syria are aimed at partitioning Syria and accused Washington of using the Kurds to undermine the Arab Republic's territorial integrity. "Such fears arise … Continue reading Lavrov: Russia Concerned Over US Attempts to Break Up Syria

The Sochi Conference on Syria Started

At least 1,600 delegates representing all sides of the internal Syrian conflict have gathered in Russia’s Sochi to take part in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress. The meeting is expected to be held for one day when all the participants are to discuss the possible way to bring back peace and unity in Syria. Russia’s … Continue reading The Sochi Conference on Syria Started

Syria Opposition Visit Moscow Before Sochi Meeting

The Syria's opposition delegation led by Naser al-Hariri arrived in Moscow to hold talks with Russia's Foreign Ministry representatives on the aim, mission and agenda of the upcoming Sochi meeting. According to the Russia's FM officials, the National Dialogue Congress in Sochi is not an alternative but parallel process of the Syrian crisis political settlement. … Continue reading Syria Opposition Visit Moscow Before Sochi Meeting

Russia Tells U.S.: Unacceptable to Politicize Chemical Weapons Inspections in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Thursday it was unacceptable to politicize the work of chemical weapons inspectors in Syria, Russia’s foreign ministry said. Russia earlier set out why it disputed U.N. and Western accusations that the Syrian government had been behind a deadly chemical attack … Continue reading Russia Tells U.S.: Unacceptable to Politicize Chemical Weapons Inspections in Syria

Russian FM Lavrov: Moscow Has Questions Concerning New US Policy in Syria

Russia expects Washington to answer questions on the US new strategy in Syria in a frank and comprehensible way, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. "When we hear about the new line of the United States, the line, which calls for creation of some local councils on the territory of sovereign Syrian Arab Republic, it most certainly raises questions on our part. We address these … Continue reading Russian FM Lavrov: Moscow Has Questions Concerning New US Policy in Syria

Lavrov: Tillerson Assures Washington’s Only Goal in Syria is Fighting ISIS

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has given assurances that Washington’s only goal in Syria is fighting ISIS, the TASS news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Lavrov said he had last had a telephone conversation with Tillerson on Oct. 9, the agency reported. Russia’s defense ministry accused the United … Continue reading Lavrov: Tillerson Assures Washington’s Only Goal in Syria is Fighting ISIS

Lavrov Comments on Astana Talks on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expects the next round of consultations on Syria in Astana to yield good results, just like the previous ones. "As for the question whether or not we expect a breakthrough at the next Astana round, that depends on what should be considered a breakthrough. The latest meeting was very specific," … Continue reading Lavrov Comments on Astana Talks on Syria