September 13th, 2013
09:58 AM ET

U.S. and Russia negotiate over Syrian chemical weapons

Russia and the United States will meet later this month to discuss a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said from Switzerland on Friday, where the two nations are holding a second day of talks about Syria's chemical weapons.

Kerry said they would meet "around the United Nations General Assembly" on September 28. Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, spoke to reporters after meeting with the joint U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva.

They pledged to work toward setting a date for a long-delayed second round of peace talks involving all parties in Syria, known as Geneva II, at the meeting in New York.

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  1. Mary


    September 14, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A kindergarten teacher handed out a coloring page to her class. On it was a picture of a duck holding an umbrella. The teacher told her class to color the duck in yellow and the umbrella green, however, Bobby, the class rebel, colored the duck in a bright fire truck red. After seeing this, the teacher asked him: "Bobby, how many times have you see a red duck?" Young Bobby replied with "The same number of times I've seen a duck holding an umbrella."

    September 14, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Thanks @bobcat as always
    And @ Kelly. Not Obama,no.Those responsible of initiating the Syrian disaster have now been clearly exposed. US regrettably has to tag along to oblige its closest 'allies'.

    September 14, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    In fact Pr.Obama played his cards well getting out of the 'box' into which he put himself. And may (hopefully) have warded off another debacle for US. Though neo -con dominated opposition would like to portray it otherwise.

    September 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    "Kerry heading to Israel to brief Netanyahu (US supreme leader) on Syrian deal"
    "Israel furious". News .
    And therein folks, lies the 'corner stone' of our failed foreign policy.

    September 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Have a pleasant weekend all.

    September 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    I have a strong feeling that saywhat was reincarnated from his previous life relatively soon. His mind, soul and energy exhibit very strong karma.

    September 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Thank u troll. Very funny.
    I feel I deserved that from my past behavior. Bravo to u

    September 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    Did u know that britney spears was a bl -ck singer entertainer in a previous life?
    Believe it or not. Ur choice

    September 14, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    @1258. That really was funny. Ty. Havnt laughed in a while

    September 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nate Higgers

    I want to me reicarnated into what I hate most in this life.

    September 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nate Higgers

    You get what you give kenny

    September 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    I used to be Shirley Temple in my previous life.
    On the goooood ship. Lolipop....

    September 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • rupert

      @mary. she's still alive.

      September 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zandie

    My God Mary. What is wrong with you?

    September 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dallas55

    In March 2012, an open mic picked up President Obama telling Dmitry Medvedev that following his re-election he would have "more flexibility" to grant the Russians further concessions on missile defense. Mr. Medvedev memorably replied: "I will transmit this information to Vladimir." At this moment, Moscow is not even complying with a commitment to eliminate its own chemical weapons. So they'll enforce this agreement regarding Syria why? It's a delay tactic to enable the advantaged Assad government consolidate its gains. This administration is a bad joke.

    September 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
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