Lavrov never used 'foul' language with Miliband: Spokesman

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Moscow, Sep 13 (UNI) Russian Foreign Ministry denied today British media reports that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov used foul language talking to his British counterpart David Miliband.

British media last night and early this morning circulated reports that Lavrov scolded British Foreign Secretary Miliband and even used 'foul' language as they discussed over telephone the recent situation in Georgia.

''It is inadmissible in the practice of diplomacy. The use of foul language either means insulting a partner or insulting a country, which he represents,'' the official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Andrei Nesterenko said in a statement.

''Therefore, I categorically reject such insults against our Minister,'' Nesterenko said.

He added that the Ministry is preparing the full script of the conversation between the top diplomats and will soon publish it on the official website.

A spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said Britain will not comment on the conversation between Mr Lavrov and Mr Miliband, but will be interested in what the Russian Foreign Ministry publishes on its website, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

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