Security Council should match words with deeds on terrorism in Syria: Russia

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Syrian passenger plane that was en route to Damascus from Moscow that the Turkish authorities forces to land in Ankara airport carried no weapons on board, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

RT website quoted Lavrov as saying to journalists commenting on Turkey's allegations that the aircraft was carrying a cargo that was inconsistent with the civilian transportation rules, Lavrov said ''We have no secrets, and we have scrutinized the details. There were no weapons on board the plane and could not have been any.''

''There was a cargo on the plane that a legal Russian supplier was sending in a legal way to a legal customer.", '' Lavrov said, adding that the plane was carrying radar parts that are not barred under any international agreements.

''The pilot did land because he knew he was not transporting anything illegal,'' Lavrov said, adding that the supplier will demand the cargo be returned as it is their property.

“We are waiting for an official reply why our diplomats were not allowed to meet the Russian passengers on board,” stressed the Russian Foreign Minister.
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