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February 22, 2016 6:58 am

Kerry Claims Provisional Ceasefire Agreement in Syria

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: Twitter.

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: Twitter.

Newser – Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a “provisional agreement” has been reached on a ceasefire that could begin in the next few days in Syria’s five-year civil war. Kerry said he spoke in the morning with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss terms of a ceasefire and the two now must reach out to the parties in the conflict.

“There is a stark choice for everybody here,” Kerry said. He declined to go into the details of the agreement because all parties need to be fully consulted. Kerry said he hoped President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin would talk soon and that after that, implementation could begin.

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