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February 21, 2012 7:47 am

Friday Meeting Has Russia Worried About Intervention in Syria

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left) with President Dmitry Medvedev (center) and two ambassadors in Moscow. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hindu – Russia has refused to attend a meeting of the Friends of Syria this week accusing the group of scripting a Libya-type scenario for foreign intervention in Syria.

The Friends of Syria group, set up by some European and Arab states, as well as the United States, will meet for the first time in Tunis on Friday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow had received an invitation, but had neither a list of participants nor the agenda of the meeting. Moscow took objection to the fact that only Syrian opposition, but not the government has been invited to Tunis.

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