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Russia’s Lavrov denies Putin asking Assad to step down


Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin had requested Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad to step down from power.

“That’s false. There used to be no need for this sort of dialog with President Assad,” Lavrov said at his annual press conference.

The Financial Occasions suggested on Friday that Putin dispatched the late General Igor Sergun in an envoy to Syria at the finish of remaining year to tell Assad to step down.

Lavrov additionally denied allegations that Moscow was once planning to furnish Assad political asylum.

He said: “In both circumstances, the answer is not any. This Is untrue…nobody asked about political asylum and no one offered anything of the sort.”

Remarking on the Russian raids in Syria, the Russian Foreign minister mentioned that there used to be no evidence of such raids and delivered that Russia has been providing arms to the Kurdish teams preventing Daesh during the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

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