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Kerry to Talk 'Tangible' Syria Solutions With Russia



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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech during a luncheon at the UNESCO in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he will meet with leaders from Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan to discuss "real and tangible options" for a political solution to the Syria's civil war.

    He told reporters in Spain that there's no realistic military solution to the conflict and that "propping up [President Bashar] Assad will ultimately fail and also unfortunately lead to more bloodshed, more refugees, more extremism and more jihadis." Kerry said he would travel to the Middle East "in a few days" for more talks on Syria. 

    He also called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take urgent action to end the "senseless" violence in Israel and the West Bank.