Russia says will respond 'with dignity' if U.S. mounts Syria strike | Reuters

 Russia says will respond with dignity if U.S. mounts Syria strike
| Reuters

KRASNODAR, Russia Russia will respond with dignity and proportionately if the United States takes pre-emptive measures against Syrian government forces to stop what Washington says could be a planned chemical attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a news conference with his German counterpart, Lavrov said he hoped that the United States was not preparing to use its intelligence assessments about the Syrian government's intentions as a pretext to mount a "provocation" in Syria.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold in KRASNODAR, Russia; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrey Ostroukh)

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Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 23:15:06 IST