Russia says accusations Syrian government behind gas attack false

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that allegations that the Syrian government carried out a gas attack in a besieged rebel-held town on Saturday were false and a provocation.

Lavrov also told reporters following a meeting with his Tajik counterpart in Moscow that an air strike carried out on Sunday on a Syrian air base was a dangerous development.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)