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    Lavrov: US Actions in Syria Either 'Provocation' or Lack of Understanding

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Yemen's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafiare are expected to answer questions on bilateral relations and elaborate on the crisis in Yemen.

    On January 22, Lavrov is holding a joint press conference in Moscow with his Yemeni counterpart following the meeting between the two diplomats.

    During the meeting, the Russian minister stated that Moscow expected that the acute humanitarian situation in Yemen would prompt the parties to the conflict to switch from military actions to negotiations, adding that Russia was ready to provide assistance to such talks.

     

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