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    General Flynn's Participation in Astana Talks on Syria Possible - Spokesman

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    The participation of US President-elect Donald Trump in Syria settlement negotiations in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Monday is possible, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Syrian peace consultations in Astana are expected to be held on January 23, with the opposition represented as a united bloc. The talks will be followed by a new round of negotiations on Syrian peace in Geneva on February 8.

    "As you know, General Flynn was invited in a call that he had with the [Russian] Ambassador [to the United States Sergei Kislyak] on December 29," Spicer stated.

    "I don't have anything to update you on that. But, I think, the scenario is that what President-elect is in, what's going on there [in Syria] is a major concern…We clearly have the desire to work with other countries and nations."

     

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