Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow was still waiting for the United States to meet its obligations in Syria by separating the terrorists from opposition militants.
Talking to reporters during a visit to Greece, Lavrov said Russia seeks “honest cooperation” for a political solution in Syria.
“We hope our partners will draw (the) necessary conclusions (so that) we will all aim for honest cooperation… for a political process involving both the government and opposition forces,” Lavrov said at the start of an official visit to Greece.
However, he insisted that Washington help enforce a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning support for extremist groups in Syria.
“When we adopted this resolution, I remember US Secretary of State John Kerry’s words. He said: ‘Whoever wants to be part of (the political) process must sever links to terrorists’,” Lavrov said through a translator.
“Almost a year has passed and we await these words to be carried out,” he added.
The top Russian diplomat noted that the militants in Aleppo are taking civilians as hostages in the eastern neighborhoods of the war-ravaged Syrian city.