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MOSCOW, December 22 (Itar-Tass) — In order to prevent Syrian chemical weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, the West should determine the priorities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists on Saturday.
According to Lavrov, American partners recognise that the major threat will be posed if chemical weapons fall into the hands of terrorists.
“We tell them – you do back the opposition, including its armed struggle. Thus, it may happen what you fear. We determine the priorities. No clear answer is available yet,” Lavrov said.
The minister stressed that Russia re-checked all rumours related to chemical weapons. “Till now, according to our data, which is correlated with the West, chemical weapons are under control. The Syrian authorities concentrated their arsenals in one or two centres. Earlier, all was strewn across the country.” “This is the important problem. Everyone should realise that ‘the hands’ should not provided aid that continues to be rendered,” the minister added.
According to Russian and American special services, the Syrian government does everything possible to safeguard chemical weapons, Lavrov pointed out.