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Russian and British diplomats discuss Syrian situation

February 14, 2012, 16:58 UTC+3

Russia is prepared to consider a peacekeeping operation if its nature is absolutely clear

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MOSCOW, February 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Presidential Representative for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and British Ambassador to Moscow Timothy Barrow met on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian situation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“The interlocutors discussed key problems of the Middle East and North Africa with an emphasis on the situation inside and around Syria,” the ministry said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the possible tightening of sanctions against Syria with U.S. President Barack Obama. London expressed its support to the sending of peacekeepers of the United Nations and the League of Arab States (LAS) to Syria.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Russia was basically prepared to consider a peacekeeping operation but its nature must be absolutely clear.


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