Russia rejects idea of no-fly zone over Syria

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Dubai: Russia rejected the idea of no-fly zone over Syria citing the fact that it would be a violation of Syria’s sovereignty.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “This will be a violation of sovereignty if it includes Syrian territory.”

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her visit to Turkey last Sunday, confirmed that Washington was looking at measures to help Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President al-Assad, including no-fly zones.
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