US talks to Russia on strikes on Syrian pro-govt forces and Qatar crisis via phone
June 11, Damacus: The situation in the Middle East dominated a Saturday phone call between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Lavrov expressed Moscow’s emphatic disagreement with the US strikes on pro-government forces and urged his counterpart to take concrete measures to prevent similar incidents in future.
The two officials agreed to move forward the Syrian reconciliation process, both through the Astana and Geneva peace talks. Lavrov and Tillerson also discussed the unfolding crisis around Qatar and agreed that it must be defused through diplomacy. They also talked about the general state of Russia-US relations and the planned meetings between officials from the two countries.
The Oslo Times International News Network