2015-10-07 17:19:00

Moscow denies Lavrov's meetings with Khamenei

Moscow, October 7, Interfax - Moscow categorically denies allegations on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meetings with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"The reports alleging that Lavrov met with Khamenei to discuss the special operations in Syria are not just untrue, but are absolute nonsense. Perhaps this is yet another information injection," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

Some Western media had reported earlier that Lavrov had talks with Khamenei and that it was Iran that persuaded Russia to start its operation in Syria.