Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition
LONDON (AP) - United States Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible.
"There has to be a transition government, there has to be a new governing entity in Syria in order to permit the possibility of peace," Mr Kerry said on Monday. He said it was imperative to get the so-called "Geneva II" conference organized by a mid-November target the United Nations has set.
Mr Kerry and envoy Lakdhar Brahimi spoke to reporters after meeting at the residence of the United States Ambassador to Britain.
"There can be, there will be, a political solution if everyone gets together and works for it," Mr Brahimi said. "Very soon we have to set a precise date." "We believe it is urgent to set a date, convene the conference and work towards a new Syria," Mr Kerry said.