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Mr. Lavrov on Wednesday said Russia’s own draft of a Security Council resolution on the violence in Syria remains on the table, and that Moscow was open for any “constructive proposals.”

Western diplomats said the Russian proposal falls short of their demand for a strong condemnation of the Syrian regime’s crackdown on civilians.

But Mr. Lavrov reaffirmed that any U.N. resolution must say clearly it “couldn’t be interpreted to justify any foreign military interference in the Syrian crisis.”