RUSSIAN FM OFFICIAL URGES UNSC MEET ON KASSAB ATTACK

ALALAM, Iran
April 1, 2014 Tuesday

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has called for an
emergency Security Council meeting to discuss the crimes committed
by armed insurgent groups against the residents of Syrian Kassab city
in Lattakia countryside, near the border with Turkey. Russian Deputy
Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has called for an emergency Security
Council meeting to discuss the crimes committed by armed insurgent
groups against the residents of Syrian Kassab city in Lattakia
countryside, near the border with Turkey. "An investigation should
be conducted into the shooting on the Armenian residents of Kassab
city by the gunmen," Gatilov wrote on his Twitter page, as quoted by
Russia Today website. "It's necessary that the Security Council discuss
that as soon as possible," he added. Foreign-backed militant groups
launched a major assault against Kassab city in northern Syria with
apparent support and artillery coverage from Turkish military forces.

Following the deadly assault by the insurgents on Kassab, Syrian
officials launched a protest with the UN, insisting that the
government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Teyyip Erdogan's had
facilitated the entry of the armed militants into the Lattakia northern
countryside. MB/MB