Kerry: Serious About Meaningful Negotiations

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Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote reports on the latest talks between Russia and the U.S. over Syria's conditions in giving up their chemical weapons. He speaks with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television's "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)

John kerry rejected conditions.

He is meeting with the russian foreign minister.

What can we expect talks?

We are point to get some substantive agreement at the end of these talks and it will verbally be a long day or we will continue to get it.

They are difficult because as the secretary of state pointed out, the idea of monitoring and destroying chemical weapons in the context of a civil war is incredibly complex and in addition, you still have the political differences.

Take the threat of force, for example.

Assad says the threat of force has to be removed if you will give up the chemical weapons.

It has to be a two-way street.

We are serious as you are.

This is about engaging in substantive meaningful negotiations.

Even as our military maintains its current roster only the credible threat of force and the intervention of president putin in russia has brought the assad regime to acknowledge that it even has chemical weapons.

It is now prepared to relinquish it.

We have this in that there are chemical weapons.

Obstacles remain.

Syria has gone to the un security council and said we are prepared to join the chemical weapons convention which would require them, and everyone wants to know the exact location.

Not quick enough.

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