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Lavrov Didn’t Accuse U.S. of Arming Syrian Rebels, Audio Shows

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov didn’t accuse the U.S. of arming Syrian rebels, as an Iranian translation of remarks he made at a media briefing had indicated, according to an audio recording of the event.

The Russian-to-Farsi translation of his remarks made in Tehran yesterday, reported by Iranian state news agencies and television, had Lavrov accusing the U.S. of helping to arm Syrian insurgents.