MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Bilateral contact between Moscow and Washington on the issue has recently intensified due to the deteriorating situation in Syria.
“The Americans are now convinced that Russia plays a key role in resolving the crisis,” Suleiman said.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country’s government is fighting a number of rebel groups as well as radical militant organizations, including militants from Islamic State and the Nusra Front. Over 230,000 have died in the conflict, according to UN estimates.