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Kerry to meet Russian FM in Geneva Thursday

US officials testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill September 10, 2013 in Washington
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill September 10, 2013 in Washington.

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva on Thursday to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the Syria crisis, a US official told AFP.

The news came shortly after Kerry spoke by telephone with Lavrov seeking details of a Russian proposal to neutralize Syria's chemical weapons stock by putting it under international control.

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