April 10, 2017 / 1:17 PM / a year ago

Russia's Foreign Ministry says U.S. strike on Syria an aggressive act

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the missile strike on Syria carried out by the United States was a aggressive act against a sovereign state and violated international law.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint news conference with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev following their meeting in Moscow, Russia April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukh

The statement was released after a phone call between Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; writing by Maria Tsvetkova

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