Russia’s Foreign Minister Discusses Iran, Syria With EU Official

Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov met with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and Syria, according to a statement on the Russian ministry’s website today.

The officials met before the start of a two-day bilateral summit in St. Petersburg.

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