Russia, US Discuss Organizing Syria Political Process

October 24, 2015 3:22 PM

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DAMASCUS, Syria — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday discussed ways of organizing a political process between the Syrian government and its opponents, a day after the two met in Vienna along with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, the Russian foreign ministry said.

The top diplomats from the four countries put forward new ideas to revive a failed push for a political transition in Syria that would end the country's civil war, Kerry said after Friday's meeting. But they remained deeply divided over the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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