April 9, 2018 / 10:03 AM / 14 days ago

Russia says accusations Syrian government behind gas attack false

MOSCOW, April 9 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that allegations that the Syrian government carried out a gas attack in a besieged rebel-held town on Saturday were false and a provocation.

Lavrov also told reporters following a meeting with his Tajik counterpart in Moscow that an air strike carried out on Sunday on a Syrian air base was a dangerous development. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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