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Russia, Iran won’t allow intervention in Syria

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The foreign ministers of Russia and Iran say they reject any foreign intervention in Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi met reporters following talks in Tehran on Wednesday.

Lavrov said Russia doesn’t support a specific administration in Syria. But he also said it cannot support any foreign intervention for the sake of upholding stability in the country.

Salehi said he had accepted an invitation to attend an international meeting proposed by Russia to discuss the Syrian crisis.

Salehi warned against western nations which he said are increasingly pressing for the departure of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying Iran and Russia stand firmly against any foreign intervention in Syria.

Jun. 13, 2012 – Updated 18:04 UTC (03:04 JST)

 NHK.