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    Kerry Says Has No High Expectations for US-Russia Talks on Syria

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    John Kerry said that he does not have high expectations for ceasefire talks with Russia in Geneva.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that he does not have high expectations for ceasefire talks with Russia in Geneva, and is not approaching the negotiations based on trust.

    “With respect to the meetings that are taking place in Geneva…I am not approaching this with a great high sense of expectation and nothing is based on trust,” Kerry said.

    Kerry also noted that if Syrian and Russian forces liberate Aleppo, the opposition and radical groups will be even less willing to engaging in ceasefire talks.

    “If Russia and [Syrian President Bashar] Assad succeed in taking Aleppo, the fundamental dynamic of this war does not change,” Kerry claimed. “Will it change the attitude of the people who have been driven out and the people that have been radicalized? No. They will be even more determined to seek revenge and even less inclined to come to the table to negotiate”

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    • elsa.zardini
      Well, Mr. Cohen can say whatever he wants. Facts debunk him.
    • NATOisEVIL
      Kerry also noted that if Syrian and Russian forces liberate Aleppo, the opposition and radical groups will be even less willing to engaging in ceasefire talks.

      Oh, so now we should let the poor "Allah's thugs" alone, cause if not they will get irritated and whine?
      They aren't interested in talks, only evil and violence, and should be chased from everywhere, after they have been dipped in tar and rolled in feathers.
    • cage123au
      Common, really. Does anyone believe what comes out of this guys mouth. He says one thing at a meeting only to do a 180 the minute he is out of it. I really do not know why Lavrov entertains any thoughts this guy has.
    • cage123auin reply toNATOisEVIL(Show commentHide comment)
      NATOisEVIL, They SHOULD get the same treatment they have subjected the detained persecuted population too.
    • NATOisEVIL
      “Will it change the attitude of the people who have been driven out and the people that have been radicalized?

      Absolutely yes. They will run like crazy and scream like girls every time they hear the sound of Russia's SU-34s, and they probably will not be so eager to work for US NATO anymore.
    • NATOisEVILin reply tocage123au(Show commentHide comment)
      cage123au, But you know the liberal globalists must ask them if they want to be treated that way first, and they probably answer "no way" and head for Sweden to receive "veteran pension" a car and a house.
    • cage123auin reply toNATOisEVIL(Show commentHide comment)
      NATOisEVIL, AND....not lets forget, a real opportunity to create the same havoc in another country. One, along with its politically correct brigade will not allow the average day person to speak out. and for them t do as they like, with government to weak to do anything about it.
    • terryjohnodgers
      John Kerry is a warmonger. I live in hope that karma has not forgotten him!
    • PaleRider
      John, no one, absolutely no one has labored under the misconception that you and Obama were serious about cooperating with Russia in Aleppo or any where else in the first place, and in any capacity. So please spare us the BS, swiftly!
    • Andrew J
      A dirty cornered plague rat from the empire of chaos.
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