Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a news conference following their talks in Moscow -- REUTERS
YEREVAN - 21 November 2017: The United States uses terror groups in Syria to achieve its own goals, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, Russian Tass news agency reported.
"We have established rather stable cooperation with Washington on Syria," Lavrov said. "But there are big problems concerning the condemnation of terrorists and extremists."
"There is information that the US uses extremist groups, which have to be isolated and destroyed, for its own goals, promoting its agenda despite the claims that the US is only working in Syria to eliminate terror groups," Lavrov stressed.
Lavrov has also reported about his upcoming contacts with the US State Department’s leadership to discuss the Syrian crisis.