U.S., Russia discuss Syria’s future
a peace process based on a political transition strategy the U.S. and Russia agreed on in Geneva in June. Then the process bogged down over how the international community might enforce its conditions.
The former Cold War foes have fought bitterly over how to address the conflict, but Clinton stressed they shared a common goal. “We have been trying hard to work with Russia to try to stop the bloodshed in Syria and start a political transition for a post-Assad Syrian future,” she said.
A senior U.S. official said both Clinton and Lavrov supported Brahimi’s efforts, and agreed to a meeting chaired by the envoy next week that would include senior U.S. and Russian officials to discuss next steps.