Russia to push for Syria peace deal

2012-09-08 11:50
A Syrian man walks by a house destroyed in a Syrian government bombing that killed more than 40 people, in Aleppo, Syria. (Muhammed Muheisen, AP)

A Syrian man walks by a house destroyed in a Syrian government bombing that killed more than 40 people, in Aleppo, Syria. (Muhammed Muheisen, AP)

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Vladivostok - Russia will press the UN Security Council to this month endorse a Syria peace accord that was brokered in Geneva and has since split world powers, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

"There is a plan to hold a special meeting of the UN Security Council with the participation of ministers on the Syrian issue," Lavrov said in the Russian city of Vladivostok after meeting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"We stressed in a meeting with the US Secretary of State that Russia will push for the Security Council's approval of the Geneva communiqué."
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