US Foreign Secretary John Kerry to visit Moscow for Syrian War solution

WASHINGTON: U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said he would travel to Moscow next week for talks with Russian leaders on Ukraine and a political settlement in Syria. Kerry made the announcement on the sidelines of the climate change conference in Paris, saying he intended to meet with the Russian president and the foreign minister. Kerry said that despite Russia’s military and political interests in Syria, Moscow "has been constructive" in trying to find a political settlement to end the Syrian conflict. Kerry did not elaborate on a date for the Moscow talks, but it would take place before a possible meeting in New York onDecember 18 on efforts to push the Syrian political process forward. The Kremlin did not rule out a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Kerry, press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax in reply to a question on whether the Russian head of state is planning to meet Kerry. Kerry’s visit to Moscow will be the first since May 2013. (Voice of America)