Kerry Heads For High-stakes Syria Talks

Kerry Heads For High-stakes Syria Talks

Via AFP:

US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday headed on a perilous mission to try to kickstart talks to end the Syrian war, only hours after the high-stakes peace conference teetered on the edge of collapse.

Taking off before dawn in a bid to outfly a winter storm bearing down on the US capital, Kerry and his team warned the talks being hosted by Switzerland were just the start of a long and grinding process.

After months of US cajoling, the fractious Syrian opposition had finally agreed Saturday to sit at the table with representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

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