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Syria conflict: West 'blackmailing' Russia on sanctions

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Western attempts to get Moscow to discuss sanctions against Syria contain "elements of blackmail". Mr Lavrov said the West had threatened to end a UN observer mission if Russia opposed its draft resolution.Peace envoy Kofi Annan is due in Moscow, and is expected to urge Moscow to put more pressure on Syria's leaders to begin a political transition.
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News : The Newsroom (11 months ago)

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Russia accuses US of justifying terrorism in Syria

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has accused the United States of justifying terrorism against the Syrian government. He also spoke against Western countries’ unilateral sanctions on Syria. Se... Read Post

Russia denounces Western 'blackmail' over Syria

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

MOSCOW — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused “Western colleagues” on Monday of trying to blackmail Russia into supporting a United Nations resolution on Syria that, he contended, would open the door to civil war. The accusation c... Read Post

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