Russian envoy in Syria as Homs attack continues
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been meeting President Bashar al-Assad amid a renewed government assault on rebel forces.
Mr Lavrov was greeted by pro-Assad crowds as he arrived in Damascus. The visit comes after Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution criticising the crackdown in Syria.
Jim Muir reports.
07 Feb 2012
- From the section Middle East