Lavrov Russia ‘Not in Regime Change Game’ in Syria

RIA Novosti
Friday 8th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 8 (RIA Novosti) – Russia would not pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and welcomes Syrian opposition’s tentative willingness to hold talks with his regime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.”We’re not in the regime-change game. We are against interference in domestic conflicts,” Lavrov said in an interview to BBC, transcribed on Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.”It is not for us to decide who should lead Syria. It is for the Syrians to decide,” Lavrov added.Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria in early 2011, Russia has opposed al…

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