Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

June 4, 2016

On June 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received a telephone call from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

The situation in Syria was discussed pursuant to the telephone conversation on the previous day between the Russian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State. Apart from stressing the urgency of separating the moderate opposition from Jabhat al-Nusra as was promised by the United States a long time ago, Mr Lavrov expressed concern over the attempts to stall the resumption of political talks under various far-fetched pretexts, as was clearly revealed during the UNSC briefing on Syria on June 3.