Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
– Russia slams US for blaming Syria government for blasts (PressTV, Jan 17, 2013):
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday hit out at the United States for “blasphemous” accusations blaming this week’s blasts in the city of Aleppo on the Syrian government.
“Yesterday I saw a semi-neutral report on CNN that it was not ruled out that this terrorist act had been staged by the government forces themselves,” Lavrov said in the Tajik capital Dushanbe.
“I cannot imagine anything more blasphemous.”
Earlier this week two blasts tore through an Aleppo campus while students were writing exams, killing at least 87 people. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry blamed “terrorists” for the “merciless bloody provocation.”
It said the explosions were “the terrorists’ revenge for the significant losses sustained in their confrontation with government forces.”
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