Syria

Russia Slams U.S. Over Recognition of Syrian Rebels

U.S. says it recognizes official Syrian opposition force as legitimate representatives of Syrian people

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The Kremlin is lashing out at the United States for recognizing an opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that runs counter to previous agreements on Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Washington's support of the opposition coalition as a legitimate representative of Syrians contradicts the agreements set at June's Geneva Declaration.