Russia tells Britain its Syria resolution is premature

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Posted: Aug 28, 2013 2:06 PM
Russia tells Britain its Syria resolution is premature

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Britain on Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council should not consider a draft resolution in response to an alleged chemical arms attack in Syria before U.N. inspectors report on their findings there.

Lavrov told British Foreign Secretary William Hague, whose country has proposed a resolution that would authorize measures to protect civilians, it is necessary "to wait for the results" from the U.N. inspectors, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)