Why every time Secretary John Kerry meets with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov bad things happen? Every single time, Kerry issues a statement that mirrors the Russian position. As if Lavrov whips Kerry into submission. This upcoming meeting will be no different. Kerry will meet Lavrov with whip in hand ready to follow instructions issued from the Kremlin.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry have agreed to meet in Zurich on January 20 for talks on Syria and Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.
During a telephone call, “Lavrov and Kerry agreed to hold a personal meeting on January 20 in Zurich,” the ministry said in a statement.
The foreign affairs chiefs in their conversation “continued examining ways to resolve the Syrian crisis and the conflict in Ukraine,” the ministry said. In mother words, Kerry will meet Lavrov with whip in hand.
The United Nations envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said Wednesday that the permanent Security Council members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — had pledged to take “immediate action” to push for deliveries of aid to besieged areas of Syria.
In December, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a peace process to end the nearly five-year war in Syria, without touching on the contentious issue of the fate of Syria’s psychopath Baschar al-Assad courtesy of Barack Obama.
AFP contributed to this article.