Kerry says no direct meetings to start Syria peace talks

January 21, 2016 5:15 PM

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DAVOS, Switzerland – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says opposing sides will not initially meet face-to-face in planned Syria peace talks in Geneva next week.

The top U.S. diplomat says the first U.N.-brokered meeting in the Swiss city will be "proximity talks" in which representatives of the government and opposition will gather separately.

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