Russia Says Syria Meeting Still On as U.S. Casts Doubt

  • State Department denies two sides will meet to clinch deal
  • Russia said Kerry, Lavrov would meet for two days in Geneva

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov give a joint news conference on Aug. 26.

Photographer: Alexander ShcherbakTASS via Getty

Russia said it’s preparing for talks on a Syrian cease-fire deal between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva, even as the State Department insisted there are still too many issues to resolve to merit a meeting.

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