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Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:39 PM

Lavrov, Kerry 'Agree On Need' For Syria Peace Conference (August background)

Lavrov, Kerry 'Agree On Need' For Syria Peace Conference

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have agreed on the need to start a Syrian peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible.

Lavrov made the remarks after talks in Washington on August 9 with Kerry.

Lavrov said he and Kerry agreed they should meet again by the end of August to prepare for the proposed Geneva talks.

Kerry said Russia and the United States needed to find ways to work around their differences on Syria’s civil war, and to make progress on missile defense, Afghanistan, and nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea.

The talks came as the political mood between Moscow and Washington hit a low point – with U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this week canceling an upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.




U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confer during a press briefing at the State Department in Washington on August 9.

http://www.rferl.org/content/syria-lavrov-kerry-geneva/25071543.html

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Reply Lavrov, Kerry 'Agree On Need' For Syria Peace Conference (August background) (Original post)
KittyWampus Sep 2013 OP
morningfog Sep 2013 #1
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #3
blm Sep 2013 #2
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #4
blm Sep 2013 #5
KittyWampus Sep 2013 #6

Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. No link. August 9?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:45 PM

3. added link and words August background. Thanks

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:44 PM

2. This has been ongoing since before the chemical attacks.

This is why I wasn't so concerned when Russia came into the picture after the chemical attacks. I knew there was another element to the drama that was unfolding. Russia REALLY doesn't want war in Syria any more than we do.

You should add the August date, so people see this occurred before the chemical attacks.
http://www.rferl.org/content/syria-lavrov-kerry-geneva/25071543.html

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:46 PM

4. yes, I found your link and wanted to post this mostly to add to my Journal as background info.

largely to highlight there has been negotiating going on.

Kerry isn't a reflexive warmonger.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:48 PM

5. I am amazed that people weren't paying attention to details like this

and/or able to put the entire course of action in context.

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Response to blm (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2013, 12:12 AM

6. it's as if just because people weren't paying attention, it just didn't happen.

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