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Russia denies sending weapons to Syria

06-14-2012 08:07 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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Russia has accused the United States of arming the Syrian opposition in its fight against the government.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said his country isn’t providing Syria with weapons that can be used against peaceful demonstrators. The statement came in response to allegations by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Russia sent combat helicopters to Syria.

Lavrov made the remarks at a brief joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi after their meeting in Tehran. He said Russia is completing earlier weapons contracts with Syria exclusively for air defence systems.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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