US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media prior to a meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the Department of State in Washington, DC, February 18, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria, indicating there are still unresolved issues.Kerry said he had spoken to Lavrov repeatedly, including a conversation earlier Sunday, and that he anticipated that U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be speaking in the coming days in order to complete the provisional agreement in principle.The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed Lavrov and Kerry had spoken about conditions for a ceasefire in Syria on the telephone Sunday. Russia has to speak to the Syrian government and Iran, and the United States has to speak to the Syrian opposition and its partners, Kerry said.
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