Reports: Russia says Syria consensus possible


MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister says it's still possible to reach consensus on a draft U.N. resolution on the violence in Syria if the West shows a constructive approach, according to Russian news agencies.

Sergey Lavrov was quoted as saying that Moscow amendments to the Western-backed resolution weren't something "excessive." He urged the West to accommodate Russian concerns to reach a compromise.

Lavrov spoke in Moscow on his return Saturday from the Munich Security Conference, where he said the resolution makes too few demands of armed groups opposing President Bashar Assad's regime.

Russia and China have blocked previous Western attempts to impose sanctions on Assad's regime over its crackdown on protests.