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Russia and Syria call for the US to back peace conference

January 30, 2014 at 11:31 am

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.