US calls for closer cooperation with Russia in Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 14, 2016Top US diplomat John Kerry stressed the urgency of closer cooperation in Syria after the Kremlin said Friday a US proposal for direct military cooperation in the war-torn country had not been addressed in earlier talks with President Vladimir Putin. On the second and final day of his visit to Moscow, Kerry called for stepping up cooperation between the United States and Russia to thwart jihadist groups and revive the stalled Syria peace process, hours after at least 84 people were killed in an attack in Nice.

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