U.S., RUSSIAN TOP DIPLOMATS DISCUSS EFFORTS TO REDUCE SYRIA VIOLENCE
WASHINGTON, May 6 (NNN-SANA) – U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Friday, discussed with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, efforts to reduce the conflict in Syria, the U.S. State Department, said.
“The Secretary of State spoke by phone with Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov, yesterday, about the efforts to deescalate the ongoing conflict in Syria,” according to a State Department statement.
“The secretary looks forward to further meetings with the foreign minister, to discuss the respective roles of the United States and Russia, in deescalating the conflict and supporting the talks in Geneva, to move the political solution forward,” the statement added.
The exchange occurred, one day after Russia, Iran and Turkey, signed a memorandum in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, on the creation of four safe zones in war-torn Syria.
In another statement, on Thursday, the U.S. State Department voiced concerns, about Iran’s role as a guarantor of the new memorandum, to reduce violence in certain areas of Syria.– NNN-SANA
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-russian-top-diplomats-discuss-efforts-to-reduce-syria-violence/General