Tillerson calls his Russian counterpart Lavrov

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April 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– The communiqué of the Russian Foreign Ministry, accessed via RBC.ru, translated by Tom Winter – 

On April 8, on American initiative, a telephone conversation took place between Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

They discussed the situation in Syria in the wake of attacks by the US armed forces on the Syrian troops on the night of April 7. 

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Lavrov stressed that an attack on a country whose government fights terrorism only plays into the hands of extremists creating additional threats to regional and global security.

The minister also noted that allegations of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian troops in Idlib on April 4 are untrue. He pointed out the need for a thorough, impartial and professional factual finding of the entire story.

The foreign ministers agreed to continue the review of the situation in the Syrian settlement in person.

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