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DUSHANBE, January 17 (Itar-Tass) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finds it blasphemous to claim that the Syrian governmental troops committed a terrorist act in Aleppo. The Russian foreign minister has made a statement to this effect after a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Hamrokhon Zarifi in Dushanbe on Thursday.
Commenting on the reports in several media that the Syrian governmental troops carried out a terrorist act in Aleppo, the Russian minister said, “I cannot imagine a greater blasphemy.”
In reply to the question, whether this terrorist act will be an apple of discord between Moscow and Washington, Lavrov noted that “how a terrorist act can be the reason for disagreement, the terrorist act is the terrorist act, everybody took it this way.”
Speaking on the Swiss initiative to submit the Syrian dossier to the International Criminal Court, Lavrov noted that in this case it is needed to give a clear answer to the question what is the most important thing. “If the most important thing is to condemn someone, this is one form of logic. If the most important thing is to stop violence, it is needed to concentrate on this issue,” the minister explained. Meanwhile, the Russian foreign minister is convinced that the justice should triumph, particularly regarding those, who violated the international humanitarian law.
It was reported earlier that the United States shouldered responsibility on the Syrian authorities for a terrorist attack on the university campus in Aleppo that killed 82 people and wounded over 160 people last Tuesday.
Although this report points to the fact that this was a terrorist attack, the US State Department supports strongly the version, which representatives of the Syrian opposition voiced. In their view, the Syrian governmental troops launched the missiles on the university campus in an air strike on the Aleppo blocks, which the rebels captured.