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Calls for Assad to quit 'rooted in hopelessness' – Lavrov

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Calls for Assad to quit 'rooted in hopelessness' – Lavrov


On the same day that a suicide bomber killed the Syrian Minister of Defense, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that supporting the Syrian opposition while demanding that President Bashar al-Assad step down will lead to an impasse.

"If the policy based on support for the opposition continues – a policy leading to an impasse, since Assad will not go on his own – and all of these mantra calls that he must step down are rooted in hopelessness,"Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.

The Russian minister warned against the temptation for outside forces to play favorites with any side in the crisis..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/politics/syria-russia-lavrov-putin-crisis-479/

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