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Russian Foreign Ministry says U.S. decision to shut Syrian embassy is "worrying and disappointing"

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2013 urging the US not to attack Syria. AFP PHOTO/ Karen BLEIER

MOSCOW: Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the decision by the United States to suspend operations of Syria's embassy in Washington and consulates in other cities was "worrying and disappointing."

Worsening relations between the United States and Russia over Ukraine in recent months have clouded efforts by the two countries to broker a peace deal in Syria, which is in its fourth year of civil war.

 

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