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Marshall plan needed for Syria: Russia's Lavrov

More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict. Photograph: (AFP)

Reuters Moscow, Russia Oct 28, 2016, 11.07 AM (IST)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday a Marshall plan was needed for Syria, similar to a Western agreement to help post-war Germany.

Speaking after talks with his Syrian and Iranian counterparts in Moscow, Lavrov said unlawful sanctions against Syria would harm its civilian population and there was no alternative to a political solution to the country's civil war.


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