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Russian FM & US Secretary of State discuss US strike on Syria in phone call

Saturday - 08/04/2017 14:34
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed the US missile strike in Syria with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation, the ministry has said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson © Sputnik / Reuters
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson © Sputnik / Reuters
Lavrov told his US counterpart that Washington’s claims, accusing the Syrian army of the use of chemical weapons in Idlib on April 4, were "inaccurate and inconclusive," the ministry said.

A thorough and impartial investigation must be launched following the alleged chemical attack in Idlib, which the US cited as the reason for its missile strike, Lavrov told the American official.

The US attack ordered by President Trump only played into terrorists’ hands, Russia’s top diplomat told Tillerson.

READ MORE: US missile strike killed people fighting terrorists – top Assad adviser to RT

Following their conversation over the phone, the two officials agreed to continue the discussion of the Syrian issue during their planned face-to-face meeting, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said.

The US Secretary of State is set to travel to Moscow next week and hold meetings with a number of Russian officials, including Lavrov.

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Source: RT::

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