FROM STATE DEPARTMENT: about Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

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Subject: Readout of Secretary Kerry and Russian FM Lavrov Call on September 11, 2013


State Department Bullpen Colleagues: Below is a readout of Secretary Kerry’s and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s conversation earlier today. This readout is on background and should be attributed to “a Senior State Department official.”


“Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov spoke this morning in advance of the meeting in Geneva tomorrow. They discussed the outlines of the schedule and their shared objective of having a substantive discussion about the mechanics of identifying, verifying and ultimately destroying Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile so they can never be used again.”


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