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    The Russian and US top diplomats discussed possible steps aimed to establish an intra-Syrian political process with the participation of all major countries in the Middle East.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a phone conversation on the Syrian crisis Monday, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

    "Possible steps to assist in the efforts to establish an intra-Syrian political process with the inclusion of all major countries in the region were discussed," the ministry said in a statement.

    On Sunday, Lavrov and Kerry discussed in a phone conversation the prospects of a political settlement in Syria with the participation of the Syrian authorities and patriotic opposition groups.


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