Russia says U.S. decision to shut Syrian embassy is disappointing

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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:50 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the decision by the United States to suspend operations of Syria's embassy in Washington and consulates n other cities was "worrying and disappointing".

Worsening relations between the United States and Russia over Ukraine in recent months have clouded efforts by the two countries to broker a peace deal in Syria, which is in its fourth year of civil war.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Steve Guttreman)