NEWSWATCH: “Joint U.S.-Russia statement calls for U.N.-supervised elections in Syria” – Politico/ Nancy Cook

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“… a new joint statement on Syria between the U.S. and Russia … [says] Syria must eventually hold U.N.-supervised elections to bring new leadership to the country as part of … ending its … civil war [say] two senior State Department officials. … follow[ing] … U.N. Security Council resolution … 2254. … [the election is to] include the ballots of the Syrian diaspora, displaced from the country by years of war …. work still remains – particularly on … de-escalation zones …. The joint statement comes out of intense and ongoing discussions with Russian officials, led by … Tillerson, … the latest round … last week in Amman … between Tillerson and …Lavrov. …”

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