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USA: Kerry hails Russia-US deal on Syria ceasefire before senate01:27

USA: Kerry hails Russia-US deal on Syria ceasefire before senate

United States, Washington D.C
February 23, 2016 at 18:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C, on the deal brokered by Russia and US on the implementation of a ceasefire in Syria, Tuesday.

"Yesterday President Obama and President Putin agreed that the secession of hostilities should begin on Saturday morning and include all groups willing to participate with the exception of Daesh and al-Nusra and any other terrorist groups," Kerry stated. He went on to stress the need for a "diplomatic solution, as difficult as it is to get there."

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama agreed to implement the ceasefire following a telephone conversation last Sunday.

According to an official joint statement by Russia and the US, the ceasefire is due to come into effect on February 27 at 00:00 Damascus time (22:00 GMT).

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US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C, on the deal brokered by Russia and US on the implementation of a ceasefire in Syria, Tuesday.

"Yesterday President Obama and President Putin agreed that the secession of hostilities should begin on Saturday morning and include all groups willing to participate with the exception of Daesh and al-Nusra and any other terrorist groups," Kerry stated. He went on to stress the need for a "diplomatic solution, as difficult as it is to get there."

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama agreed to implement the ceasefire following a telephone conversation last Sunday.

According to an official joint statement by Russia and the US, the ceasefire is due to come into effect on February 27 at 00:00 Damascus time (22:00 GMT).

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