Russia expects explanations over alleged spy ring: Lavrov

29th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Russia expects the United States to provide explanations over the arrests of an alleged spy ring, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies on Tuesday.

"They did not explain what the matter is about. I hope they will," Lavrov was quoted as saying during a visit to Jerusalem.

"The moment when it was done has been chosen with a special finesse," he said with apparent sarcasm.

The latest spy scandal follows a bilateral summit between President Dmitry Medvedev and US leader Barack Obama earlier this month that was designed to underscore warming ties between the two Cold War adversaries.

© 2010 AFP

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