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June 29, 2012 10:36 am

Clinton in Russia as Syria’s Death Toll Climbs

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at 2011 Munich Security Conference. Photo: wiki commons.

LA Times – The tough-talking U.S. secretary of State faces off with a wily Russian statesman Friday at a meeting that could help determine the fate of strife-ridden Syria.

Russian Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to host Hillary Rodham Clinton in St. Petersburg, Russia, at a pivotal moment in stalled diplomatic efforts to craft a solution for the Syrian crisis. The two top envoys with greatly contrasting styles have tussled verbally from afar in recent weeks about the issue.

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