lavrov is just being tactful

Russia says Trump should be more specific on Syria safe zones plan
Maria Kiselyova, Reuters, Feb 1 2017

Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Pres Trump should be more specific about his proposal to set up safe zones in Syria. Speaking at a joint presser in Abu Dhabi with the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov said he hoped Russia could discuss the issue with the Pindo State Dept once it had drawn up more detailed plans for the safe zones. Lavrov pointed out that attempts to implement a similar policy in Libya in 2011 had produced a tragic outcome, but he said he didn’t think from what he knew so far that Trump was proposing to roll out safe zones in the same way as had been done in Libya.

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