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Russia criticises US recognition of Syrian opposition group
Russia expressed surprise on Wednesday over US recognition of a Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and said it contradicted efforts to seek political transition in the Middle Eastern nation.

 

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Washington's recognition of the Syrian National Coalition suggested the US has "placed all bets on the armed victory" of the coalition over the government of President Bashar al-Assad. (Reuters)