Lavrov tries to cool Russian-US war fever over Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry and the US Department of Defense have been maintaining contacts on Syria in a real-time mode, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday. “There is an agreement on a mechanism to prevent unintentional accidents and it works,” Lavrov added. “We are interested in making our contacts concerning this part of the Middle East and North Africa more specific in order to facilitate the search for solutions,“ he said, then commented sarcastically – “insofar as the US finds it possible… though many in Washington do not welcome any kind of contacts between Russia and the United States.”

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