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USA: Opposition must separate from Nusra for ceasefire to succeed - Lavrov02:07

USA: Opposition must separate from Nusra for ceasefire to succeed - Lavrov

United States, New York City
September 24, 2016 at 18:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that restoring a ceasefire in Syria is possible "solely on a collective basis" during an interview with Russian TV presenter Sergei Brilev in New York on Saturday.

Russia does not need to "prove something to somebody in a one-sided manner", added Russia's top diplomat. He went on to remark that the US "needs to prove us that it has a sincere desire to separate the opposition, who cooperate with the Americans, from Jabhat al-Nusra, to end them, and then to make the opposition the part of the political process."

"If they do not prove this, our suspicions that all of this was started in order to take the heat off Jabhat al-Nusra will grow stronger," he concluded.

USA: Opposition must separate from Nusra for ceasefire to succeed - Lavrov02:07
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that restoring a ceasefire in Syria is possible "solely on a collective basis" during an interview with Russian TV presenter Sergei Brilev in New York on Saturday.

Russia does not need to "prove something to somebody in a one-sided manner", added Russia's top diplomat. He went on to remark that the US "needs to prove us that it has a sincere desire to separate the opposition, who cooperate with the Americans, from Jabhat al-Nusra, to end them, and then to make the opposition the part of the political process."

"If they do not prove this, our suspicions that all of this was started in order to take the heat off Jabhat al-Nusra will grow stronger," he concluded.

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