Lavrov: US and some Western Countries Attempting to Prolong Syrian Crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is accusing the U.S. and other western countries of protecting the Nusra Front, writes state news agency SANA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that US and some Western countries were attempting to prolong the crisis in Syria and to protect the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization for geopolitical goals.

Lavrov’s remarks came during a press conference with Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh in Moscow on Wednesday.

Lavrov said that Washington wants to protect the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, that it seeks to omit its name from the list of terrorist organizations, and to include in the talks on the crisis in Syria in order to serve the West’s geopolitical goals.

Lavrov called on the Western countries and the US to stop fabricating baseless pretexts to hinder the return of the Syrians who were displaced due to terrorism in their homeland, and to join efforts to facilitate their return.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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