MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov accused the United States
on Wednesday of justifying
terrorism against the Syrian government
and berated Western
nations he said had not condemned attacks that killed top
members of Syrian President Bashar Assad
's inner circle.
Referring to what he said were comments by US State
Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland
indicating such attacks
were not surprising given the Syrian government
Lavrov said, "This is a direct justification of terrorism."