U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L). December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
The Guardian: US rethinks Syria policy but further military intervention is unlikely
John Kerry flies to Lausanne to meet Russian foreign minister but diplomats have low expectations.
The Obama administration is conducting a final review of its Syria policy as it enters its last hundred days, but the rethink is not expected to lead to any radical changes or significant military interventions that could bring US and Russian forces into head-on confrontation.
The secretary of state, John Kerry, will travel to Lausanne in Switzerland on Saturday to meet the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and their counterparts from the Middle East. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are expected to attend. Iran’s participation is in doubt, possibly as a result of the dire state of its relations with Saudi Arabia.
Kerry will brief the UK, French and German governments in London on Sunday, on his way back from Switzerland.
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