Russia accuses partners of 'evading' work on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) speaks during a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian following their meeting in Yerevan on November 9, 2015Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said countries will hold “enlarged” talks on the Syrian conflict soon, accusing some of trying to evade negotiations. Speaking in the capital of Armenia at a press-conference, Lavrov said the list of players attempting to find common ground over the conflict that killed 250,000 people has grown since last month’s unprecedented talks in Vienna. The Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will join the table, which includes the United States, France and Iran, to continue discussing the possibilities of a political settlement for Syria after four years of fighting.

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