US Secretary of State Kerry arrives in Jordan

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan late Friday for consultations on the upcoming international talks to accelerate the end to the war in Syria.
Kerry said he expects new talks on Syria to begin as soon as next week, and did not rule out participation by Iran, President Bashar aAssad's closest ally, which has been kept away from past peace conferences.
Along with counterparts from allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Kerry met for two hours on Friday in Vienna with Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister of Russia, which has transformed momentum in the 4-year-old Syrian civil war by bombing Assad's enemies.