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US, Russia committed to Syria conference: Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement to the press regarding his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on July 2, 2013. Kerry said the United States and Russia were committed to holding a peace conference on Syria but that it would likely take place after August.AFP

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the United States and Russia were committed to holding a peace conference on Syria but that it would likely take place after August.

Kerry, speaking after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a security meeting in Brunei, said "we both agree that the conference should happen sooner rather than later" to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian war.