US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) listen to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov make a statement to the press in Geneva on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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