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    Cameron Calls for UK-Russia Dialogue on Syrian Settlement Despite Tensions

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    Tensions in relations between London and Moscow should not hinder the dialogue on the Syrian settlement between the sides, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Cameron added that all interested parties should be involved in the Syrian crisis settlement.

    "There is no doubt that when it comes to Syria that we need all of the players, whether it is Saudi Arabia or Iran or Russia. Everyone needs to be involved," Cameron said in an interview with Al Jazeera.

    "Obviously we have real difficulties with our relationships with Russia… But when it comes to Syria, difficult as it is, we have to discuss these issues with them because the crisis will only be solved when all the players recognise that it is in their interest to have a settlement," he added.

    Relations between the United Kingdom and Russia deteriorated after the British inquiry blamed the death of former Russian KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko on Russian authorities, despite failing to prove that the polonium-210 used to poison the former agent came from Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the inquiry was politicized and overshadowed Moscow-London relations.

    Cameron said he was considering further action against Russia in the light of the inquiry's findings.

     

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