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Kerry Announces International Meeting on Syria Crisis

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Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: State Dept.

Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: State Dept.

Reuters – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he expects new talks on Syria to begin as soon as next week, and did not rule out participation by Iran, President Bashar al-Assad’s closest ally, which has been kept away from past peace conferences.

Along with counterparts from allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Kerry met for two hours on Friday in Vienna with Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of Russia, which has transformed momentum in the 4-year-old Syrian civil war by bombing Assad’s enemies.

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