Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday pressed Syrian opposition leaders to open talks with the regime to stop the bloodshed after "constructive" talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Berlin, on February 26, 2013. Kerry began talks with Lavrov Tuesday aimed at bridging differences over Syria after voicing confidence the two could find "common ground".
After the nearly two-hour meeting in Berlin, Lavrov called on the opposition to "declare itself in favour of dialogue" when it meets various Western leaders, including Kerry, at crunch talks in Rome on Thursday.
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