Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
The United States is not ready yet for full-fledged cooperation on Syria with Russia to eliminate the remaining terrorists and ensure refugees’ return, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
“Concerning our cooperation with the US on other issues, particularly, regional affairs – Syria, the Korean Peninsula and the situation around the Iran nuclear program – no formalized negotiations have been going on,” he said when asked whether the issue would be raised at the talks with US National Security Adviser John Bolton.
“We have a deconfliction channel on Syria. We would be prepared for more substantive cooperation to find ways of resolving the Syrian conflict as efficiently as possible, primarily, to launch the process of refugees’ return, begin political negotiations and ensure the final elimination of remaining terrorists on Syrian soil,” he said.
“However, the US is not ready for such full-fledged cooperation yet,” Lavrov stressed.