Russia says tells U.S. not to strike Syrian pro-government forces again

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow, Russia, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
FILE PHOTOGRAPH: Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a gathering with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow, Russia, June 8, 2017.

REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia said on Saturday it had instructed the U.S. it Was Once unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-govt forces in Syria after the U.S. militia performed an air strike on pro-Assad militia final month.

Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov relayed the message to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a telephone name on Saturday initiated by the U.S. aspect, the Russian International Ministry said in a commentary.

U.S. officers instructed Reuters ultimate month that the U.S. militia carried out the air strike towards militia supported by means of the government of President Bashar al-Assad which it said posed a risk to U.S. forces and U.S.-backed Syrian opponents in the usa’s south.

Russia said at the time that the U.S. action would abate efforts to discover a political method to the battle and had violated the sovereignty of Syria, one in every of Russia’s closest Center East allies.

“Lavrov expressed his express disagreement with the U.S. strikes on pro-govt forces and known as on him to take concrete measures to forestall similar incidents in future,” the ministry mentioned.

The Two men had also exchanged assessments of the placement in Syria, it delivered, and established their desire to step up co-operation to take a look at to finish the struggle there.

The ministry said Lavrov and Tillerson had also discussed the necessity to take a look at to mend the rift between Qatar and other Arab Nations thru negotiations, and had talked in regards to the state of U.S.-Russia members of the family and planned conferences between officials from The Two international locations.

(Reporting with the aid of Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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