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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lavrov pointed out Tillerson that the United States in Syria had not been asked

The coalition the United States is an unwelcome guest on Syrian territory. The head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov said U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson at a meeting in new York. However, the Russian military agreed with the American side the implementation of plans to capture Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor. About this Lavrov said on the results of consultation. According to him, the presence of the coalition is the reality and Moscow is ready to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the meeting with the American colleague Rex Tillerson reminded him of: the United States is an unwelcome guest in Syria.

“We have confirmed our approach that, while recognizing the reality of finding the us-led coalition in Syria, it is all the same, there is an intruder,” he told media representatives the head of the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting with U.S. Secretary of state. The Minister noted that the Syrian theme of the talks was given special attention.

According to him, Moscow and Washington have common goals of combating terrorism. In this regard, the Russian and American military discuss plans for the liberation from militants of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

“The ongoing contacts between the military, in order to prevent conflicts during the implementation of the plans for the capture of Raqqa, on the one hand, on the capture of Deir ez-Zor, on the other hand. The military continued to coordinate the steps that are required in order to combat terror has not suffered”, – quotes the words of Sergey Lavrov, the TASS news Agency.

Consultations between the two foreign ministries were held in new York on the sidelines of the session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. This is the seventh meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson with the beginning of the year.

U.S. Secretary of state also commented on the results of the meeting with the Russian Minister of foreign Affairs. According to him, the parties continue to engage in active dialogue on regulating the crisis in Eastern Ukraine.

“Our countries cooperate in the advancement of this process… the Process stalled for several years, but we remain committed to the Minsk agreements, which are active in the dialogue,” – said Tillerson Fox News channel.


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