Russia accuses US of justifying terrorism in Syria

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister SergeiLavrov accused the United States on Wednesday of justifyingterrorism against the Syrian government and berated Westernnations he said had not condemned attacks that killed topmembers of Syrian President Bashar Assad's inner circle.

Referring to what he said were comments by US StateDepartment spokeswoman Victoria Nuland indicating such attackswere not surprising given the Syrian government's conduct,Lavrov said, "This is a direct justification of terrorism."

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