Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday warned against foreign intervention in Syria, calling on the Syrian opposition not to seek a repeat of the “Libya scenario”.
Lavrov’s comments, on a visit to the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, underlined growing Russian concern that Western powers have overstepped the mark in Libya and the situation in Syria may also spill out of control.
“We are very worried that the process of reconciliation, [...]
1219: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has been discussing the conflict with his Egyptian counterpart, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi. Mr Gates’s press secretary, Geoff Morrell, said the Egyptian authorities had not objected to the coalition strikes in Libya but were concerned for the well-being of their citizens in the country. “Not in the context of our operations, but in the context of potential reprisals [...]
(Reuters) – The Western coalition carrying out air strikes in Libya is trying to avoid civilian casualties and is targeting air defences in sparsely populated areas, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday.
“The coalition is going to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties and most of the targets are air defense targets isolated from populated areas,” Gates said in Moscow where he met Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
“I also [...]