Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that US President Donald Trump should be more specific about his proposal to set up safe zones in Syria.

He noted that attempts to implement a similar policy in Libya had been tragic.

Speaking at a news conference in Abu Dhabi with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Lavrov said he hoped Russia could discuss the issue with the US State Department once it had drawn up more detailed plans for the safe zones, Reuters reports.

Lavrov said he did not think, from what he knew so far, that Trump was proposing to roll out safe zones in the same way as it had been done in Libya in 2011.

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