August 23, 2016 / 6:57 PM / in a year

U.S., Russia make 'headway' in Syria talks, but no deal yet: State Department

U.S. Foreign Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) attend the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, February 11, 2016, together with members of the Syrian opposition and other officials. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Russia continue to make “headway” in talks on advancing cooperation to ease the Syria conflict, but haven’t reached a final deal yet, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

“We are continuing those discussions. We continue to make headway. We’re not quite there yet,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a news briefing.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey

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