IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
MUNICH, February 4 (Itar-Tass) — Russia insists on removing duplicities from the text of the UN Security Council’s resolution on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday as he addressed the participants in the Munich annual conference on security.
“We must eliminate all the duplicities in the text,” he said. “The internal Syrian dialogue should be conducted without any preconditions.”
On the eve of his departure for Munich, Lavrov told the ‘News on Saturday’ TV program aired by the Rossiya-1 channel that the Moroccan draft project of the resolution on Syria “is undergoing changes in the right direction but it still requires a lot of work to be done.”
“Like Hillary Clinton, I’m going to Munich to take part in the conference on security that’s held there annually,” he said. “I’ve been entrusted with representing the Russian side this year.”
“Hillary Clinton and I spoke over the phone yesterday about the situation that’s taken shape at the Security Council in the context of discussions of the Moroccan resolution,” Lavrov said.
“In essence, the Moroccan project still has two groups of problems – a one-sided inclination and the reluctance to assess the outrages committed by the /anti-governmental/ armed groups that are provoking violence, intimidating the civilian population, trying to create a crisis in the sphere of public services, prohibiting people to go to work at social institutions, and engaging in robberies and acts of marauding,” he said.
“The Moroccan resolution says it condemns violence wherever the latter comes from but it says practically nothing about the armed group while listing the sins of the regime on two pages,” Lavrov said.
“This will send a bad signal to the nation, all the more so that demands to the regime include, among other things, an immediate withdrawal of army units from all the cities and towns,” he said.
“In the absence of a tie-up to the simultaneous demand to stop the extremist sorties of paramilitary groups, this phrase /about stopping violence wherever it comes from – Itar-Tass/ has an absolutely provocative sounding,” Lavrvov said.
“Any President with a sense of respect for himself – whatever your attitude to his personality – will not concede to surrendering the population centers to extremists just like that,” he said.