Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is not seeking regime change in Syria. He made the remarks after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, ABC news reported. He said the U.S. and Russia see the conflict "fundamentally very similarly. The statement appeared to be the most explicit sign yet that the U.S. is softening its policy towards Assad and marked a significant rhetorical shift for the U.S. towards Russia’s policy in Syria." Kerry said, “Despite the different positions of our countries, we have shown that Russia and the United States are moving in the same direction.”
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