U.S., Britain, France, Italy and Germany are to meet in Berlin on Syria’s future

Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Germany are due to meet later in Berlin to try to find ways of resolving the conflict in Syria. There are no international proposals to impose sanctions on Russia over its role in Syria, a spokesman for Germany’s foreign ministry anticipated to Reuters.

The German diplomacy is now strongly working to restore dialogue between the U.S. and the Russian sides on Syria. The German move comes a day following the U.S. decision to suspend bilateral channels with Moscow over efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in Syria and to form a joint military cell that could attack extremist groups. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

I want to be very, very clear to everybody: We are not giving up on the Syrian people,” US Secretary of State Kerry said. “We are not abandoning the pursuit of peace, we are not going to leave the multilateral field, we are going to continue to try to find a way forward in order to end this war.” (Politico)

“I don’t think there is any alternative [to the bilateral ties between Moscow and Washington],Russian envoy to UN told Russian reporters in New York. “That they have announced this is highly regrettable.” “There is also no alternative to trying to implement a ceasefire, and to stopping the Al-Nusra Front and ISIS while making sure that the so-called moderate opposition understands that time has come to lay down their weapons.” (Russia Today)

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