Russia Syria Diplomacy

June 15, 2012 - 7:47 AM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2012. Lavrov said Friday that Moscow isn't discussing Syria's future without President Bashar Assad as Washington has claimed. Sergey Lavrov denied Thursday's statement by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that Moscow and Washington "are continuing to talk about a post-Assad transition strategy." (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)