US, Russian FMs to meet in New York over Syria: Official

The United States, Russia and other key players involved in the Syria peace process are set to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, a US spokesman says.

Twenty foreign ministers from the so-called International Syria Support Group would meet after Damascus announced the end of a recently implemented truce in the country, US State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said Monday.

The meeting “will be, obviously, a very important signals check for the members of this group to assess the agreement, the state of the agreement that was reached with the US and Russia a little over a week ago,” Toner said.

Toner noted that the collapse of a week-long ceasefire would top the agenda of the discussion.

The meeting would also help decide “where we are and what next steps need to be taken and where we need to see more improvement,” he added.

On Monday, Damascus announced the conclusion of the ceasefire, saying the…

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