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Russia Sees Syria Civil War If Government Changes, Interfax Says

June 24, 2012

A civil war could start in Syria if foreign nations push for a new government in the Middle Eastern country, a Russian foreign-ministry official said in an interview with Interfax.

“We have no doubts that foreign attempts to dictate any program of a regime change in Damascus, as well as the support of the opposition only, is the direct way to a full-scale civil war,” Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said.

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