"As for the channels - and they are periodical conversations between presidents and quite regular channels between the military - they are being used", the minister said. It also said Russian officers found no patients with chemical attack symptoms at a local hospital, and no indication of any burials having taken place of the victims. The US and its allies ignored the facts presented by the Syrian government and the Russian side, which proved that the suspected chemical incident was staged, the Foreign Ministry added. The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad.
Russian Federation and the United States are using their channels of communications on Syria, according to Lavrov.
"And special services of a country, which is now seeking to be in the first ranks of the Russophobic campaign, were involved in this", Lavrov said. "They may be only welcomed by those who are overseas and expect to hide out while continuing efforts to destroy this entire region in order to keep advancing their geopolitical projects here", he added.
Russian Federation has dismissed the purported chemical attack as fake and strongly warned the USA and its allies against launching a military strike in Syria.
The ministry has strongly condemned the US-led military action against Syria, calling it an "act of aggression", which violates the UN Charter.
Manika Batra appreciative of Indian support at CWG
India's women's hockey team turned in an embarrassing performance in the bronze medal round against England and was thrashed 6-0. Earlier in the day legendary Mary Kom bagged a gold medal in the 45-48kg women's boxing in her debut CWG campaign.
Tiger on a Roll for Gordon Elliott at Aintree
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Barca records 39 La Liga games unbeaten!
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Quirky radio show host Art Bell dies at 72
The New York Times best-selling author and DJ retired in 2015 to spend more time with his daughter and wife, Airyn Bell. Bell is an inductee of both the Nevada Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame and National Radio Hall of Fame.
An Eye on Stock Value - Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT)
Trexquant LP stated it has 35,243 shares or 0.38% of all its holdings. 271,092 were reported by Factory Mutual Ins Communications. The firm has a market cap of $263,563.13, a PE ratio of 19.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.54.