Lavrov accuses the US of endorsing terrorism

In an angry outburst before the astonished Moscow press corps, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said: “Washington’s reaction to blasts in Damascus is a downright justification of terrorism. The US Statement Department announced that terror acts in Syria are not suprising in light of the Assad regime’s actions.This is a direct endorsement of terrorism,” the Russian minister said. “It means ‘We are going to support acts of terrorism until the UN SC does what we want.'” These unprecedentedly harsh words mark a further deterioration in relations between Moscow and Washington over Syria.

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