Russia opposes UN condemnation of Syria

14:48, June 08, 2011      

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Russia opposed a UN Security Council vote on condemning Syria's crackdown on anti-government protests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here Tuesday.

Lavrov told reporters in Oslo that the Syria issue should be solved through political means and effort should be made to avoid the situation sliding into another armed conflict, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.

His words came after France, Britain and the United States are pushing for a UN Security Council vote condemning Syria's crackdown on opposition protests.

Syria has been emerged in a wave of protests has swept across the country since March 15. Unconfirmed reports said at least hundreds of people, including security forces, have been killed in the unrest.

Source: Xinhua
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