April 4, 2017 / 8:37 AM / 8 months ago

Russia's Lavrov: metro attack shows need for joint anti-terror effort - RIA

LONDON (Reuters) - The deadly bomb blast in St Petersburg shows the need for joint efforts against global terrorism, Russian agency RIA Novosti quoted foreign minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with United Nations' Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow, Russia, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Files

“(This tragedy in St Petersburg) once again shows the importance of stepping up joint efforts to combat this evil,” Lavrov said at a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Erlan Abdyldayev.

The attack which has now killed 14 people is now thought to have been carried out by a man born in Kyrgyzstan.

Reporting by Sujata Rao; editing by Katya Golubkova

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below