September 24th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Russian Foreign Minister: "We will not instigate confrontation in Syria"

I sat down with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week. We discussed Russia's unwillingness to call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's ouster.  Check out a bit of what Lavrov had to say in the video above and tune in Sunday at 10a.m. ET/PT for the full interview.

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Topics: GPS Show • Russia • Syria

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  1. syrian

    russia have no right to support a dectator who kill his people. it will be turn on russian on futuer . they must think about the relation with the people not with an one person . but we used to see a stupid policies from russia.

    September 25, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      Do you know what a goog diplomat does? To represent and safeguard his nation's interests, without being too honest about it!
      Russia and China know exactly what they want! Sometimes to be passive and see how things come out brings more advantages than to be active. Let the others do the unpleasant tasks.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
  2. Dave Takaki

    With Bashir Al Assad the Russians have influence. Once he is gone, goodby ally and port for Russian Mediterranean Squadron, much less any influence in a new Syria. Segei Lavrov will have to start from scratch.

    September 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      Don't underestimate Russia. It always has a hawkisk eye on the Levant!

      September 26, 2011 at 11:12 am | Reply

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