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John Kerry Urges Russia to Show “Grace” in Geneva Aleppo Talks

PARIS, Dec 10 – Backers of the Syrian opposition appeared resigned to the fall of eastern Aleppo on Saturday, with the United States pleading Moscow to show “grace” when officials meet in Geneva to try to reach a deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city. Syrian government and allied forces have in the

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U.S.’s Kerry Discussed Renewed Bombing in Aleppo with Russia

LIMA, Nov 17 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he discussed Ukraine and “all aspects” of Aleppo including renewed bombing in the Syrian city this week in a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking to reporters after their one-on-one talk during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru, Lavrov

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Iran Says Has Options If Nuclear Deal Fails

BRATISLAVA – Iran wants all parties to stick to an international nuclear deal but has options if that does not happen, its foreign minister said on Thursday after the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out of the pact. “Of course Iran’s options are not limited but our hope and

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Kerry Voices Concern to Lavrov About New Aleppo Fighting

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday about renewed fighting and air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a break of several days, the State Department said. Lavrov and Kerry discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call and

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Britain, U.S. Consider More Sanctions Against Assad, Supporters

By Lesley Wroughton LONDON, Oct 17- Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking after briefing allies in London on a new

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Syria Talks in Lausanne End Without Breakthrough

By Lesley Wroughton and Alexander Winning LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct 16 – Syria talks convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Saturday evening failed to agree on a common strategy with Russia to end the conflict in Syria, now in its sixth year. Kerry was seeking a new

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Kerry, Lavrov to Resume Talks on Syria Despite War Crimes Row

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Tom Perry MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Oct 13 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss Syria, officials said on Wednesday, as a devastating bombing campaign of the city of Aleppo intensified. The Syrian government launched an assault to capture rebel-held areas of Aleppo

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Qatar Sees Foreign Intervention “Changing Equation” of Syria War

SINGAPORE, Oct 5 – Outside powers need to act fast to protect Syrians because foreign military backing for the government is “changing the equation” of the war, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. For 14 days, a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive has been underway to capture eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of

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Kerry Calls on Taliban to Choose Path to ‘Honorable’ Peace

By David Brunnstrom BRUSSELS, Oct 5 – The Taliban should look at the example of a deal between the Afghan government and militant commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as a path to an “honorable” peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry told an international conference in Brussels to raise funds for

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Kerry says Syria Peace Efforts must Continue Despite Break with Russia

BRUSSELS, Oct 4  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russia on Tuesday for its “irresponsible and profoundly ill-advised decision” to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said efforts to end the war in Syria must continue, in spite of the U.S. decision to break off talks with Moscow. “I want to be clear

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