4/17, 12:52 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Lavrov: Damascus should control northeastern Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday that Moscow believes the Syrian government should regain control of the northeastern parts of the country, including the left bank of the Euphrates River, as soon as possible.

"There is a need to resolve the issue concerning the country’s northeast and the left bank of the Euphrates River in order to achieve one of the priority tasks and ensure the restoration of the legitimate government’s control over the region," Lavrov stressed at a press conference.

However, Russia's top diplomat pointed out the need to establish a dialogue with the Kurds in the northeastern part of the country and secure Turkey's interests when it comes to security in Syria's border areas.

Breaking the News / FH