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UN: Lavrov and Kerry meet for Syria ceasefire talks00:27

UN: Lavrov and Kerry meet for Syria ceasefire talks

United Nations, New York
September 20, 2016 at 14:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S Secretary General John Kerry met with the the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York, Tuesday.

Lavrov and his American counterpart are expected to talk about the ceasefire deal in Syria, and the airtstrike which hit a fleet of humanitarian trucks near Aleppo on Monday, killing 20 civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claim the attack was carried out by either Syrian or Russian aircraft. The Russian Defence Ministry released a statement saying that they did not carry out the airstrike, and only the militants who control the area had information regarding the location of the convoy. The incident took place just two days after a U.S-led coaltion airstrike killed 62 Syrian soldiers near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

This 71st session of the UN general assembly is held under the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."

UN: Lavrov and Kerry meet for Syria ceasefire talks00:27
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S Secretary General John Kerry met with the the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York, Tuesday.

Lavrov and his American counterpart are expected to talk about the ceasefire deal in Syria, and the airtstrike which hit a fleet of humanitarian trucks near Aleppo on Monday, killing 20 civilians.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claim the attack was carried out by either Syrian or Russian aircraft. The Russian Defence Ministry released a statement saying that they did not carry out the airstrike, and only the militants who control the area had information regarding the location of the convoy. The incident took place just two days after a U.S-led coaltion airstrike killed 62 Syrian soldiers near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

This 71st session of the UN general assembly is held under the theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."

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