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Russia's Lavrov tells Tillerson important not to allow new U.S. strikes in Syria
April 12, 2017 / 8:49 AM / in 4 months

Russia's Lavrov tells Tillerson important not to allow new U.S. strikes in Syria

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson enter a hall during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow on Wednesday that it was important not to allow a repeat of U.S. strikes in Syria.

Lavrov said the strikes carried out by the United States on a Syrian airbase last week were unlawful.

He added that he expected to hold frank and honest discussions with Tillerson on forming a broad anti-terrorism coalition.

Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Alexander Winning

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