State media: Syria welcomes US-Russia 'rapprochement'

May 9, 2013 16:27

BEIRUT - Syria said on Thursday it welcomed what it described as a rapprochement between the United States and Russia during a meeting this week in which both countries agreed to arrange a conference on ending Syria's two-year conflict.

Syria's state media quoted a statement by the foreign ministry saying Damascus was convinced by the "the firm Russian stance which is based on the UN principles of non-interference in internal affairs or the threat to use force against the safety of any state".

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