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Kerry tells Lavrov he seeks Syria truce as soon as possible

February 20
19:44 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Saturday that a ceasefire be agreed as soon as possible in Syria, during a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "The Secretary ‎expressed his hope that a full cessation of hostilities could be achieved in the shortest timeframe possible," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Kerry, who arrived in the Jordanian capital Amman on Saturday night from London ahead of meeting King Abdullah II Sunday, again expressed his concern to Lavrov about Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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