Tokyo, (SANA)_ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there are attempts to distort the meaning of the US-Russian initiative on holding Geneva 2 international conference on Syria .
"There are too many games around this initiative. There are attempts if not to derail the process completely , then to distort the meaning, to send it off onto the path that is too unrealistic and will prove to be a dead end," Russia today quoted Lavrov as saying in a joint press conference with in Tokyo on Saturday following his talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
Lavrov hailed Tokyo's confirmation on its intention to adopt the policy of active peace.
For his part, Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida stressed that Moscow supported the idea of Japan's participation in the international conference on Syria.
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Oct 25, 2013 at 2:31p ET
7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan
An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site. NHK reported that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima plant, ordered workers near the coast to move to higher ground.