Kerry says getting closer to an understanding on Syria cease-fire
GENEVA - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks with Russia and coalition partners were "getting closer to a place of understanding" on renewing a ceasefire in Syria, including around the city of Aleppo."We're getting closer to a place of understanding, but we have some work to do, and that's why we're here," Kerry said at the start of a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Geneva.Jubeir condemned the escalation of fighting as a "violation of all humanitarian laws," blaming the air strikes in Aleppo on government forces and called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. "He can leave through a political process, which we hope he will do, or he will be removed by force," Jubeir said.
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