September 30, 2016 / 7:11 PM / 10 months ago

Russia says arming Syrian opposition "absolutely counterproductive" - RIA

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MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Possible deliveries of shoulder-fired missiles to the Syrian opposition would be "absolutely counterproductive," RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Friday.

"This would be an be absolutely counterproductive approach because ultimately these people, which have been trained and armed by the Americans, they will do the same thing that what was done in New York on Sept. 11 (2001)," RIA cited Mikhail Bogdanov as saying. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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