Russian FR calls West to pressure Syrian opposition about chemical weapons
Russian FR calls West to pressure Syrian opposition about chemical weapons
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western nations must "send a signal" to the Syrian opposition on the inadmissibility of any provocations which might undermine the process of applying the Russian-American agreements on  Syrian chemical weapons and UN resolution in this regard.

 Lavrov said in a statement to "Kommersant" Russian newspaper "We have a basis to believe that Syrian government will not allow any default (in the process of implementing the UN resolution). But the hurdles may be a result of the provocations, the main role here counts  on our Western partners and allies in the Arabian Gulf and the region in general who sympathize with the opposition. "

 Lavrov said: "They have influence over the opposition, but not over all the factions, where there are terrorist groups not subjecting  to the control of anyone but Al-Qaeda, and here it seems there are no channels of normal communication."

The Russian minister pointed out that "the oppositions who subject to the influence of external actors should be possible to instructed,  send a signal in order not to undermine this process".

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