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KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)
Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:39 PM Sep 2013

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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Lavrov, Kerry 'Agree On Need' For Syria Peace Conference (August background) (Original Post) KittyWampus Sep 2013 OP
No link. August 9? morningfog Sep 2013 #1
added link and words August background. Thanks KittyWampus Sep 2013 #3
This has been ongoing since before the chemical attacks. blm Sep 2013 #2
yes, I found your link and wanted to post this mostly to add to my Journal as background info. KittyWampus Sep 2013 #4
I am amazed that people weren't paying attention to details like this blm Sep 2013 #5
it's as if just because people weren't paying attention, it just didn't happen. KittyWampus Sep 2013 #6

blm

(113,294 posts)
2. This has been ongoing since before the chemical attacks.
Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:44 PM
Sep 2013

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

 

KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)
4. yes, I found your link and wanted to post this mostly to add to my Journal as background info.
Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:46 PM
Sep 2013

largely to highlight there has been negotiating going on.

Kerry isn't a reflexive warmonger.

blm

(113,294 posts)
5. I am amazed that people weren't paying attention to details like this
Mon Sep 9, 2013, 12:48 PM
Sep 2013

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

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