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Russia calls Syria violence outrageous, wants talks

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:08 GMT
Author: Reuters
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RIYADH, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the violence in Syria as "outrageous" and said opponents of President Bashar al-Assad needed to integrate the opposition inside Syria into their ranks.

His comments came after talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh with foreign ministers of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, which the Qatari foreign minister said had failed to bridge the differences between the two sides.

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