Russia Tells US Not to Strike Syrian Forces Again

Russia Tells US Not to Strike Syrian Forces Again

Russia said on Saturday it had told the United States it was unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-government forces in Syria after the US military carried out an airstrike on pro-Assad militia last month.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov relayed the message to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Saturday initiated by the US side, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
US officials told Reuters last month that the US military carried out the airstrike against militia supported by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, which it said posed a threat to US forces and US-backed Syrian fighters in the country’s south.
Russia said at the time that the US action would hamper efforts to find a political solution to the conflict and had violated the sovereignty of Syria, one of Russia’s closest Middle East allies.
“Lavrov expressed his categorical disagreement with the US strikes on pro-government forces and called on him to take concrete measures to prevent similar incidents in future,” the ministry said.
The two men had also exchanged assessments of the situation in Syria, it added, and confirmed their desire to step up cooperation to end the conflict there.
The ministry said Lavrov and Tillerson also discussed the need to mend the rift between Qatar and other Arab nations through negotiations, and had talked about the state of US-Russia relations and planned meetings between officials from the two countries.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/ba8G3O
  1. https://goo.gl/jEGDva
  • https://goo.gl/7JOprq
  • https://goo.gl/Jj4aAN
  • https://goo.gl/pSxRZG
  • https://goo.gl/OaWsOE

You can also read ...

Capturing Tal Afar would be an important milestone for Iraqi security forces.
Iraqi forces have launched a ground offensive to retake a key...
Missiles are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade
North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea...
Mattis Says Trump Has Made Afghan Decision After ‘Rigorous’ Review
US President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United...
Mala Bakhtiar
Iraq’s Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a...
Demonstrators poured into the streets over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a...
Assad Rejects Security Cooperation With West
Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West, rejecting...
India Investigates After Fourth Big Train Accident Kills 23
India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23...
Germany Welcomes Release of Writer Sought By Turkey
Germany’s foreign minister welcomed the release Sunday of a...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Enter the characters shown in the image.