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May 2, 2016

Kerry travels to Switzerland for urgent talks on Syrian conflict

By Sheila Samples

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva for urgent talks on the ongoing Syrian conflict. Kerry is expected to discuss with his Saudi and Jordanian counterparts "ongoing efforts to reaffirm the cessation of hostilities" and aid delivery to besieged communities, Sky News reported. The talks were announced Sunday, a day after Washington said it was in discussions with Russia about how to salvage a two-month truce between the Syrian g ...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva for urgent talks on the ongoing Syrian conflict. Kerry is expected to discuss with his Saudi and Jordanian counterparts "ongoing efforts to reaffirm the cessation of hostilities" and aid delivery to besieged communities, Sky News reported. The talks were announced Sunday, a day after Washington said it was in discussions with Russia about how to salvage a two-month truce between the Syrian government and opposition. "The secretary made clear that ending the violence in Aleppo and returning ultimately to a durable, nationwide cessation is a top priority," State Department spokesman John Kirby said before the top U.S. diplomat departed Washington.

Authors Website: http://sheilastuff.blogspot.com

Authors Bio:

Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.


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