Russia accuses U.S. of double standards over Syria

MOSCOW Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:35am EST

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during an annual news conference in Moscow January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during an annual news conference in Moscow January 23, 2013.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Friday of having double standards over the crisis in Syria, saying it had blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning a car bomb attack in Damascus.

The car bomb killed 53 people on Thursday on a busy highway close to the Russian Embassy and offices of the ruling Baath Party in the Syrian capital. Russia has been a staunch ally of president Bashar al-Assad.

Criticizing Washington's position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters: "We believe this is double standards."

(Reporting by Alessandra Prentice, Writing by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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