Kerry, Lavrov Have Not Spoken About Syria Since Friday

© REUTERS / Kevin LamarqueU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confer at the conclusion of their press conference about their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland September 9, 2016.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confer at the conclusion of their press conference about their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland September 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have not had any conversations regarding Syria since last week, US Department of State deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked about the current status of the consultations between the United States and Russia on Syria, Toner said, "There was nothing to report on since Friday."

"He [Kerry] has not spoken with Foreign Minister Lavrov since Friday," the spokesperson stated.

Bouthaina Shaaban, adviser of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (File) - Sputnik International
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The United States and Russia Moscow are the key drivers in the mediation of the Syrian conflict.

Since March 2011, government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been fighting opposition factions and extremist organizations, including the Islamic State terror group, which is outlawed in Russia.

On September 9, Lavrov and Kerry presented a new plan to regulate the conflict in Syria, which included a ceasefire that went into effect on September 12.

However, the cessation of hostilities was declared ineffective because of repeated violations of the ceasefire.

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