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Russia and Syria call for the US to back peace conference

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia and Syria are calling for the US to concentrate its efforts on holding a peace conference, urging the US not to carry out a military strike.

In a press conference held jointly with his Syrian counterpart Waleed Al-Mu'alem, Lavrov warned that carrying out a military strike on Syria might lead to the spread of more terrorism.

For his part, Al-Mu'alem accused the American President, Barack Obama, of supporting terrorists, comparing the situation to what happened in the US on 11 September 2001.

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