Russia accuses U.S. of double standards over Syria

Wednesday 27th February, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during an annual news conference in Moscow January 23, 2013.(Photo:agencies) Russia accused the United States on Friday of having double standards over the crisis in Syria, saying it had blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning a car bomb attack in Damascus. The car bomb killed 53 people on Thursday on a busy highway close to the Russian Embassy and offices of the ruling Baath Party in the Syrian capital. Russia has been a staunch ally of president Bashar al-Assad. Criticizing Washington’s position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lav…

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