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Moscow, Beijing reject 'interference' in Syria
Russian Foreign Ministry says Moscow, Beijing reject 'foreign interference' in Syria
By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) ' Russia's Foreign Ministry says Moscow and Beijing remain opposed to any foreign interference in Syria.

Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution this month condemning the violence in Syria, where thousands of people have been killed since an uprising began in March.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's office said he called his Chinese counterpart Thursday and they "reaffirmed the joint position of Russia and China."

Both countries support "a speedy end to any violence in Syria and the launch of inclusive dialogue between the authorities and the opposition without preconditions for a peaceful settlement that excludes foreign interference in Syrian affairs,"

The U.S., Europe and Arab nations are preparing to demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad agree within days to a cease-fire.

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