Lavrov renews call to urgently separate “moderate opposition” from Jabhat al-Nusra

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the soonest separation of “moderate opposition” from Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Syria.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria during a telephone conversation with his US counterpart John Kerry, made upon the latter’s initiative, emphasizing “the urgency of the separation of ‘moderate’ opposition from Nusra Front militants, as it had been promised by the United States long ago.”

The Ministry’s statement added that “Lavrov expressed concern about attempts to delay the resumption of political negotiations under various pretexts, which was displayed clearly in a briefing at the UN Security Council on Syria on June 3.”

On Friday, Lavrov and Kerry discussed during a telephone call ways of separating what is called by the United States “moderate opposition” from Jabhat al-Nusra as well as issues of fighting ISIS terrorist organization and ways of cutting off supplies to terrorists represented in the continued flow of fighters and arms across the Turkish border.

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