US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris
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Russia not committed to Assad, says John Kerry

Russia is not "wedded" to keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Speaking to the BBC in Paris days after attacks rocked the French capital, Mr Kerry said Russian President Vladimir Putin would accept an alternative government in Syria that did not necessarily include his ally, Mr Assad.

He also said it should become clear within weeks whether efforts towards a political transition in Syria have a chance.

  • 17 Nov 2015
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