May 18, 2016
Vienna Talks Grapple With Definition Of ‘Ceasefire’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry had a hard time yesterday when they tried to “restart” a ceasefire that never actually started. The duo co-chaired a meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Vienna where there was talk of humanitarian aid and even transitional governments, but no concrete plans despite the ticking clock. If a transition is not in place by August – a stated goal in the Vienna group’s first meeting last Autumn – Saudi Arabia has hinted that it may provide heavier weapons to rebel forces.
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