MOSCOW, July 25 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 President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle.
Referring to what he said were comments by U.S. State
Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland indicating such attacks
were not surprising given the Syrian government's conduct,
Lavrov said, "This is a direct justification of terrorism."