April 9, 2018 / 10:09 AM / a year ago

Russia says accusations Syrian government behind gas attack false

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with China’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi in Moscow, Russia April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that allegations that the Syrian government carried out a gas attack in a besieged rebel-held town on Saturday were false and a provocation.

Lavrov also told reporters following a meeting with his Tajik counterpart in Moscow that an air strike carried out on Sunday on a Syrian air base was a dangerous development.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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