Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
MOSCOW, November 17 (Itar-Tass) — Syrian oppositionists are getting increasingly more weapons from neighboring countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday after talks with the visiting EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton.
“It’s an open secret that groups of armed people with the agendas very different from reforms and democracy began to play a permanently broadening role in those events along with the peaceful demonstrators, whose aspirations and demands we understand and support,” Lavrov said.
“These armed groups have the agendas related to inter-ethnic and clan interests,” he said.
“These people continue getting ever greater amounts of weaponry from across the border and no one takes the trouble to conceal the fact,” Lavrov said. “The arms arrive via clandestine channels from Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.”
He recalled an episode aired by the Euronews channel where the newly formed Syrian Liberation Army was shown in the process of attacking a building.
“Just everything was blazing there,” Lavrov said. “No doubt, if the Syrian opposition continues pursuing such methods, they will bring about a full-scale civil war.”