Fighting against terrorists top priority in Syria: Russian FM

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Vienna, May 18 (IANS) Fighting against terrorism in Syria is top priority in the Syrian issue, but not to overturn Syria’s Bashar al-Assad government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters here on Tuesday.

At a press conference after the Syrian talks in Vienna, Lavrov said some people should not expect the fall of al-Assad government before combating terrorist groups in the region, the fall of al-Assad government could not lead to the collapse of terrorism in Syria, Xinhua reported.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said al-Assad government and his supporters could not end the war without a political solution.

–IANS

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