September 27, 2012 09:15
Lavrov warns against military intervention in Syria
NEW YORK. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Moscow speaks against any external military interference and provoking of the Syrian opposition from outside.
"There is no doubt that the military approach, moreover the external military inference pose a serious threat to regional security and entails unpredictable consequences. Sustainable settlement is possible only through talks and the search for compromises that takes into account the interests of all confessions and ethnic groups," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Larvov said at an open session of the UN Security Council in News York.
"There is a basis for this: the development of the UN Security Council Resolutions 2042 and 2043 and Kofi Annan's plan dated June 30. The Geneva communique of the 'action group' was approved. It nails down the consensus of all UN Security Council permanent members, the LAS, Turkey, EU and the UN Secretary General. We are certain that the Geneva communique is still up to date and in demand," Lavrov said.
He also spoke in favor of effort of the UN/LAS envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
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