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    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry

    Lavrov, Kerry Holding Talks in New York, Syria Main Topic Under Discussion

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

    Syria is the main topic of the Wednesday talks.

    The meeting is the second between Lavrov and Kerry on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly. On Tuesday, Lavrov and Kerry had a short bilateral discussion ahead of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting.

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier confirmed to RIA Novosti on Wednesday that the next ISSG meeting would be held on Thursday.

    On Tuesday, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said after a meeting of the ISSG on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York that the group would reconvene on Friday.

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

    On Wednesday, Lavrov stressed that the September 16 attacks by US-led coalition forces on Syrian army positions at a military airport near Deir ez-Zor were a flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement.


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    • jas
      Russia's going to have to wait for Trump to have anyone capable of any normal thought or action. These Obama people are just freaks and liars.
    • Jupiter
      Talking is better than stopping here with nothing on table. Lavrov is strong and calm negotiator look smarter than anger and show offing Kerry. In one-one meeting for sure Lavrov is winner as we saw last week. It was Lavrov forced Kerry on agreement where Obama administration was not happy with that and now Kerry playing new game. World waiting for result of this meeting!
    • tonyw247
      no good agreeing anything with kerry..no one in america agrees with his settlement and promises so they will work to undermine him everytime...I agree they should keep stalling the inevitable "boot out the american coalition" but try to ,get that useless american president out at the same time
    • flatzee
      I would not trust Kerry as far as I can throw him!
    • giorgoskaz11
      There can't be any agreement, the US hawks will never agree to work together with Russians. I know talking is better than killing but there is no solution to the problem
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