U.S. looking to advance political talks on Syria at U.N.: official

September 24, 2015 5:42 PM

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WASHINGTON The United States hopes to advance political talks on Syria in meetings at the United Nations next week and has told Russia it does not favor the Security Council issuing statement on Syria before the body meets, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday.

Sheba Crocker, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, said Washington hoped to advance discussions on the political crisis as well as the ongoing military conflict in Syria in talks next week at the General Assembly.

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