Implementation of a 2012 roadmap to UN-supervised elections in Syria has been discussed by US and Russian diplomats, says Ambassador James Jeffrey amid ongoing attacks in north-west Syria.
The US secretary of state's remarks come after the US deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said there would be no war with the US.
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu has asked his Russian counterpart, Lavrov, to stop the bombardments in Idlib province, according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that follows the 7th Turkish-Russian Joint Strategic Planning Group Meeting in Antalya, both countries also slam the US decision on Golan Heights.
Top Turkish and Russian diplomats stressed to move forward as soon as possible towards achieving a political settlement in Syria. Meanwhile, Turkish and American defence chiefs have talked about US withdrawal from the war-torn country.
The ineffectiveness of the United Nations Security Council has been at the heart of criticism when it comes to preventing atrocities from taking place across the globe
Following in the footsteps of the US, Russia will abandon a nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia would seek to take into full account the interests of all parties involved, including Syria's neighbours, in resolving the Syrian conflict.
Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who danced with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding in August, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow over the case.
The Syria summit in Istanbul was a prime opportunity for influencers from the European Union to step up and make their presence felt in finding a solution for Syria. Did they meet the mark?
The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator Nasr al Hariri met with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Friday, demonstrating the opposition's readiness for more concessions following the regime's battlefield successes.
The regime's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says Tel Aviv will have to make accurate calculations "if it thinks to attack Syria again." It comes after Russia announced the delivery of S-300s to Bashar al Assad's regime within two weeks.
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