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September 27, 2015 9:54 am

Kerry Seeks Iranian Involvement in Efforts to End Syrian Conflict

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Secretary of State John Kerry met with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday. Photo: Twitter.

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday. Photo: Twitter.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Saturday to draw Iran into the search for a political solution to the Syrian conflict as he began a week of diplomacy over the brutal fighting there.

“I view this week as a major opportunity for any number of countries to play an important role,” Mr. Kerry said at the start of a meeting at the United Nations headquarters with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister. “We need to achieve peace and a way forward in Syria, in Yemen, in the region itself.”

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