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    Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Ceasefire, Resuming Syrian Peace Talks in Phone Call

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary John Kerry discussed the ceasefire in Syria and the prospect of renewing Syrian peace talks in Geneva, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow echoed the UN Security Council’s stance that no preconditions should precede the talks between government and the opposition, and argued that leniency toward the Nusra Front terrorist organization in Syria is unacceptable.

    "The focus was on the issue of conflict settlement in Syria, including consolidating the ceasefire with the simultaneously ceaseless struggle against terrorists… The prospects of resuming intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva were also considered," the ministry said.

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