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Russia's Sergei Lavrov on US talks on Syria: 'We both prefer a peaceful way'

12 September 2013 Last updated at 20:27 BST

US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have spoken about the need to solve Syria's chemical weapons crisis, ahead of a meeting in Geneva.

At a joint news conference, Mr Lavrov said the resolution of the chemical weapons issue in Syria will make any military strike by the US unnecessary.