Geneva to Hold Trilateral Convention on Syria, and Carter Says US-Russia Disparity Endures

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GENEVA/WASHINGTON — The UN envoy to Syria is scheduled to meet US and Russian delegation in Geneva, Tuesday, to discuss developments of the conflict in Syria, following a bloody series of raids in Aleppo, amidst fears of further intensifying the humanitarian crisis there, after Russia and Syrian Ally, President Bashar Assad, had openly agreed to support and collaborate on the sustenance of the cease-fire in Syria.

As for UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, he states he is hopeful negotiations can be reinitiated this time, after two failed rounds in Geneva, and called for a minimum measure of a weekly 48-hour cease-fire to help deliver aid to victims of the conflict.

On their part, however, American Defence Secretary Ashton Carter stated, during a press conference in the Pentagon, that the disparity in Russian and US views on the Syrian conflict has not been reconciled, and that Russia’s position remains distant from that of the US administration; an issue on the top of John Kerry’s agendas with Russian peer, Sergey Lavrov, in the ongoing bilateral negotiations between the two countries, as they are both scheduled to convene on the sidelines of the South-East Asian Summit, on Tuesday, as well.