Kerry says Russia talks made progress on Syria

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had made progress on plans to hold a Syria peace conference and that both sides had agreed it should be held soon.
"We narrowed down some of the options with respect to the potential of that conference. We both agreed that that conference should happen sooner rather than later," Kerry told reporters in Brunei, where he is attending an Asian regional security meeting.Washington and Moscow have been trying since May to organize an international peace conference to bring to bring rebels and representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to the negotiating table.
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