US, Russia agree to push ahead with Syria talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 15, 2015The United States and Russia agreed to plough on with efforts to halt Syria’s brutal civil war, with a fresh round of international crisis talks set for this week in New York. After a three-hour meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry, the two sides appeared to be a step closer to each other’s positions on Syria, though differences remained on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. “We support the idea of convening in New York another meeting of the International Syria Support Group at the ministerial level this Friday, December 18,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the talks, which also touched on counterterrorism and Ukraine.

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