27-11-2022 05:36 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Syrian Settlement in Phone Conversation

Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Syrian Settlement in Phone Conversation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the soonest resumption of the intra-Syrian talks and separation of the groups of the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria and Nusra Front militants

Kerry-LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the soonest resumption of the intra-Syrian talks and separation of the groups of the so-called "moderate opposition" in Syria and Nusra Front (Qaeda branch) militants in a phone conversation with his US counterpart John Kerry on Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Lavrov expressed concern about attempts to delay the resumption of political negotiations under various pretexts, which was displayed clearly in a briefing at the UN Security Council on Syria on June 3, the statement reads.

The conversation took place at the request by the US side, according to Sputnik news agency.