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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands during a joint news conference following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed ways to resolve the Syria crisis and Russia's doping scandal in a phone call on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said: "Lavrov told Kerry all that he thinks about the anti-Russian, inflammatory claims made by the U.S. Anti-Doping agency to the International Olympic Committee."

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Jack Stubbs)

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