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Russia, US to seek 'creative' Syria solution: Envoy

Published on Dec 7, 2012 6:12 AM
Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, speaks to the media after briefing the Security Council Nov 29, 2012 at UN headquarters in New York. -- PHOTO : AFP

DUBLIN (REUTERS) - Russia and the United States (US) will seek a "creative" solution to drag Syria back from the brink, the international mediator on Syria said on Thursday after meeting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The comments by Mr Lakhdar Brahimi, who called the unscheduled meeting on the sidelines of a Dublin conference, suggested a new coordination among the major powers could be emerging on Syria after months of sometimes bitter disagreement.

But statements from officials remained cautious.

A senior US State Department official called the meeting "a constructive discussion focused on how to support a political transition in practical terms."

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