Topic: Protests in Syria
MOSCOW, July 1 (RIA Novosti)
- Syrian opposition hopes Russia will put pressure on Assad regime
- Russia's envoy to Africa to meet with Syrian rights activists Tuesday
- Syrian opposition leaders in Moscow: growing role of Russian diplomacy
- Syria vows to 'overcome protests' within two months
The refusal by the Syrian opposition to hold dialogue with the country's authorities is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
"If the opposition is truly interested in reforms in the Syrian society and state, then it is simply unacceptable to skate out of such proposals (of holding dialogue)," Lavrov said after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe.
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