Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, from left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stand together before a trilateral meeting in Doha, Aug. 3, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool photo via AP)
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