‘Russia’s Lavrov says US has no intention to leave Syria: RIA

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the United States had no intention to leave Syria despite Washington saying it had such plans, the RIA state news agency said.

Lavrov told reporters in Beijing that he hoped it would become clearer how to cooperate on settling the Syrian issue after contacts with his counterparts from France.

Commenting on foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations who united on Monday to condemn Russia, Lavrov said they had an obvious “Russophobic rationale,” RIA added.

Source(s): Reuters
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