Russia Urges US-led Coalition to Strike Renamed Nusra Front as ‘Terrorists’:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday urged the U.S.-led coalition to continue viewing the Nusra Front, now renamed Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, as a terrorist organisation and to carry out strikes on its positions.
“I have a very demanding task now – not to let this list [of terrorist organizations] be reduced,” Lavrov told a news conference.
“I have no reason not to trust [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry, but what we see on the ground [in Syria] is that the coalition is very reluctant to strike the positions of the Nusra Front.”
Lavrov also said he would demand that the Russia-U.S. agreement on cessation of hostilities in Syria, reached on Sept. 9, be published in full.