Kerry: new ideas discussed at Syria meeting

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) getures next to Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at the end of Syria peace talks on October 15, 2016 in LausanneThe United States, Russia and Syria’s neighbours discussed new ideas for reviving a ceasefire in the war-torn country at talks Saturday in Switzerland, Washington’s top diplomat said. Secretary of State John Kerry said lower level officials would be in contact again as early as Monday to flesh out a new agenda, but refused to reveal details of the initiatives. Kerry described the meeting as a “brainstorming” session and that despite tensions between the parties had not descended into rancour, with all agreeing on the urgency of the crisis.

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