May 18, 2016

Vienna Talks Grapple With Definition Of ‘Ceasefire’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry had a hard time yesterday when they tried to “restart” a ceasefire that never actually started. The duo co-chaired a meeting of the International Syria Support Group in Vienna where there was talk of humanitarian aid and even transitional governments, but no concrete plans despite the ticking clock. If a transition is not in place by August – a stated goal in the Vienna group’s first meeting last Autumn – Saudi Arabia has hinted that it may provide heavier weapons to rebel forces.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: