Shifting Direction, Kerry Aims to Include Iran in Efforts to End the Conflict in Syria

September 26, 2015 10:39 PM

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Shifting Direction, Kerry Aims to Include Iran in Efforts to End the Conflict in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Saturday to draw Iran into the search for a political solution to the Syrian conflict as he began a week of diplomacy over the brutal fighting there.

“I view this week as a major opportunity for any number of countries to play an important role,” Mr. Kerry said at the start of a meeting at the United Nations headquarters with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister. “We need to achieve peace and a way forward in Syria, in Yemen, in the regi...

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