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    John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov intend to meet again on Friday to discuss a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov intend to meet again on Friday to discuss a cessation of hostilities in Syria, Kerry said at a press briefing in New York.

    "We have exchanged ideas with the Russians and we plan to consult tomorrow with respect to those ideas," Kerry told reporters on Thursday.

    John Kerry also noted that the United States still believes that the process established during the Geneva talks is the best way to resolve the Syrian civil war.

    "The [United States] continues to believe that the objectives and the processes laid out in Geneva earlier this month were and are the right ones," Kerry stated on Thursday. "The renewal of the cessation of hostilities, the resumption of aid deliveries, the isolation of Nusra [Front] and Daesh and the beginning of a negotiating path make possible the restoration of a united Syria."

    "The question now is whether there remains any real chance at moving forward, because it’s clear we cannot continue on the same path any longer," Kerry added.

    "Only be changing the equation of current bombing which sows so much destruction and confusion… can we find a way forward," Kerry stated on Thursday. "The key is to restore credibility where there is none, or create some where there is none."


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