October 10, 2019 / 2:15 PM / a month ago

Russia's Lavrov discusses Turkey's Syria incursion with Iraq's president

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference with Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim in Baghdad, Iraq October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Turkish military operation in Syria’s northeast with Iraq’s president by phone on Thursday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said.

Moscow and Baghdad agreed on the need for stability on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and for Syria’s territorial integrity to be respected, the ministry said in a readout of the phone call.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams

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