Kerry, Lavrov Cite Progress but No Breakthrough in Syria Talks

  • Situation has ‘dramatically deteriorated’ since February
  • More talks needed for further progress, Kerry says in Geneva

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on Aug. 26, 2016, as they met in Geneva for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria.

Photographer: Martial Trezzini/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said they made significant progress toward renewing a truce in Syria’s civil war that would be a key step toward finding a political solution to the 5 1/2-year conflict.

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